PUPPY LOVE by Dick King-Smith

PUPPY LOVE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The pair that collaborated on I Love Guinea Pigs (1995) teams up again on a universally appealing subject, rendered quite personal by King-Smith. "I especially love puppies," he states, and it shows: All kinds of puppies in all manner of poses and settings accompany his descriptions of his experiences with them: Humphrey, a Great Dane; a slew of dachshunds lolling in the house of a dog breeder; a German shepherd named Fly. In the explanations of behavior and care, King-Smith provides homey details that Jeram puts to good use, creating a cozy backyard scene that expresses a puppy's lack of balance beautifully, or many small scenes on a spread, e.g., a bulletin board with snapshots of puppies. Jeram excels in showing her subjects from a puppy's-eye view, and in capturing their awkwardly lovable postures. This tender guide is educational, humorous, and irresistible--like puppies. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-7636-0116-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1997




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