DOGS DON'T WEAR SNEAKERS by Laura Numeroff

DOGS DON'T WEAR SNEAKERS

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 ``...And pigs don't wear hats/And dresses look silly/On Siamese cats,'' begins this cheerful litany, by the author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985), of ridiculous impossibilities- -the last few seen from a different perspective after Numeroff suggests, ``Now just close your eyes/And draw with your mind...tell me what you see? It's your dream--not mine!'' Using soft pencil and watercolor against a white ground that dramatizes the lively activity, Mathieu, a frequent illustrator of Sesame Street books, visualizes such unlikely scenes as skunks on scooters, a skiing yak taking a header, or gnus building a ``gnu'' house in a spirited, comical style that's sure to appeal to the preschool crowd as much as the deliciously silly text does. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1993
ISBN: 0-671-79525-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1993




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