I GOT TWO DOGS by John Lithgow

I GOT TWO DOGS

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Pooches are playful...and sorta crazy, too, but ya gotta love ’em. Simple, rhyming text looks like it’s slapped haphazardly on the page with a paintbrush (it’s hand-lettered). This matches the (hyper)activity of the narrator’s two dogs, Fanny and Blue. Little Fanny is white and scruffy while short-haired Blue’s “kinda gray.” They play with shoes, chase cats, root around in dresser drawers but don’t really like to fetch a stick or know any tricks. They do like to lick their master’s face, tag along wherever he goes and, at night in bed, sleep right on top of him. Neubecker’s digitally rendered illustrations capture the mischief and movement of the two pups in bold strokes. Tying everything together is a bonus CD of the text as performed by the author, and a good thing, too. Deathless verse this ain’t; Lithgow’s slight, amiable book works best as a read-along for his catchy song. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4169-5881-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2008




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