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YIP! SNAP! YAP! by Charles Fuge


by Charles Fuge & illustrated by Charles Fuge

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: June 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4027-7326-6
Publisher: Sterling

This playful, participatory rhyming text eagerly invites readers to bark with a rowdy dog, chomp with a greedy dog, snooze with a sleepy dog, cool off with a hot dog, hunt with a sniffer dog, sing along with a pack of puppy dogs and beware of guard dogs, itchy dogs and yappy dogs. Noise words in a giant typeface just beg kids to join in and “woof,” “rruff,” “chomp,” “munch,” “hrumph,” “zzzzz,” “gruff,” “grrr,” “scritch,” “scratch,” “scruff,” “yip,” “yap,” “slurp,” “sniffle,” “snaffle” and “aroo.” A bevy of amusing dogs rendered in bold colors and dramatic angles engaged in comic activities enlivens the already lively text. A bee-tormented bulldog is the guard dog, a dreaming pit bull represents the sleepy dog, a flea-infested terrier represents the itchy dog, a perky pug is the yappy dog while the inevitable elongated dachshund symbolizes the hot dog. With its guttural growls, baleful barking and raucous racket, this onomatopoetic tribute to canine cacophony will have wee readers simply howling. (Picture book. 2-5)