Up Dogby Hazel Hutchins, Fanny (Illustrator)
Uh-oh! Look out, house! This little dog is very busy cheerfully digging up and chewing up everything in sight. It’s a sad little dog who’s locked up in the pen while the house and garden are tidied up. But all is not lost, as he’s cautiously welcomed back up the steps and into the house at the end of the day. Readers will have fun both watching
Uh-oh! Look out, house! This little dog is very busy cheerfully digging up and chewing up everything in sight. It’s a sad little dog who’s locked up in the pen while the house and garden are tidied up. But all is not lost, as he’s cautiously welcomed back up the steps and into the house at the end of the day. Readers will have fun both watching the antics of this little dog and interpreting the animated facial expressions that range from determination and dejection to joy. While readers follow the dog from bad to good in rhythmic two- or three-word panels, they’ll also learn how to use “up” phrases. Together with Up Cat, this engaging board book will expand toddlers’ vocabulary while delighting them with everyday scenes in the lives of two adorable animals.
- Annick Press, Limited
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.56(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Hazel Hutchins has written over 30 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Fanny has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Quebec.
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A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review It's a board book for toddlers, but I am reviewing an e-copy. Full disclosure, right? Well I think the artwork is adorable and the words are easy to get through. In fact, I'm going to make my 6 year old work on reading them. Lots of "UP" usage. Toddlers will love it, and probably up to the age of 4. Ivan (age 3) sat while I read them, Christopher (age 6) leaned in to listen and look at the pictures. In fact, Ivan wants me to read them again. He keeps seeing the picture as I'm writing this, so I bid you adieu.
This story involves a dog being, a dog. Quite opposite the clean cat, the dog has a wonderful day making messes. He happily digs up his bone from the yard and then drags (it) up into the living room so he can comfortably chew up the muddy delicacy. Soon, the dog is found and penned up, while his person cleans up the mess. There is a happy ending to the dog’s story. The pen gate lifts up so the dog can race up the stairs and snuggle up with his favorite person. The dog is equally cute clean or muddy. The story and text is simple, which can be the hardest to write. Can you imagine writing a children’s story with only 45 words? That is the number in Up Dog. The important word in each is the word up. . Don’t let the simplicity fool you. Each story has a logical beginning and end, plus middle. Being repetitive, it helps the youngest kids gain confidence in their reading and a sense of mastery. They have humor, and entertain. I fell in love with Up Dog. The illustrations are as good, if not better, than any picture book out last year, and probably this year. I like the illustrations because they perfectly fit the two words on each page. The dog’s eyes are so expressive and show his happiness from beginning to end. This little guy is the pup for anyone allergic to dogs …um, oops, toddlers and young kids will fall in love with this happy little guy. Up Dog is a lovely book that toddlers and young children will treasure. Your child will enjoy reading this beautiful charmer over, and over, and over. I think your child will open Up Dog often. I have. The book has 22 pages, made of thick card to outlast tough little hands, and colorfully inviting. Note: received book from publisher, Annick Press.
Bright, simple artwork and few words on a page make this an easy to read book sure to keep the attention of even the youngest of readers.