What would you do if you were allergic but really wanted a dog? In this whimsical picture book, a young girl uses her crafty nature and imagination to create four-legged friends each season as the weather changes. She builds a dog out of snow in winter, sand in summer, leaves in fall, and flowers in spring!
|Publisher:||Whitman, Albert & Company|
|Product dimensions:||13.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Linda Joy Singleton is the author of thirty-five books for children and young adults including YALSA-honored The Seer series and the Dead Girl Walking trilogy. She lives in Sacramento, California. This is her first picture book. www.lindajoysingleton.com
Jess Golden attended Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She lives in Brighton, Massachusetts, with her husband and dog. This is her first picture book. www.jessgolden.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When play is the work of children and imagination the fuel of discovery, the longings of a child's heart become fantastically real to them enabling them to engage in a world of wonder. In Snow Dog. Sand Dog we have a little girl who so very much desires to have a dog of her own. But alas, dogs cause her to go Achoo!! so a dog to play with is simply not in the picture. That is until little Ally begins to draw pictures of her own dogs. As the seasons cycle, Ally plays out-of-doors with her friends. In snow, they build snowmen. In snow, Allie builds a snow dog which then proceeds to follow her home and play. But all snow dogs melt when the season changes. So then a new dog is needed. Delightfully written where the child will enjoy as a read-aloud and stay focused. The story flows beautifully. The illustrations are charming, cute, and playfully romping across the pages. Definitely will capture the child's attention. This is most assuredly a "happy" book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this sweet little book and trekked along through the seasons with Ally and her seasonal dogs - with nary an Achoo! I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine and I was not compensated.
A wonderful story about a child's determination and imagination to make her own dream come true. I read the story and then read it again! It's a beautiful tale that shows what we can achieve if we try. The flow of the storyline throughout the seasons was easy for children to grasp and the illustrations were a perfect combination with the text. As an adult,even I was inspired by Ally. Linda Joy Singleton and Jess Golden have come together and written a beautiful story about making lemon aid from lemons.