WAG A TAIL by Lois Ehlert

WAG A TAIL

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ehlert’s distinctive collage style works to great advantage in this strikingly simple story about a group of doggie pals, all graduates of the Bow Wow School. The crowd of canines, all wearing proper collars and leashes, meets along with their owners at a farmers market to enjoy shopping and socialization. As the owners shop for produce and flowers, the dogs have a brief conversation among themselves with just a few, well-chosen words in short, rhyming couplets set in large type within speech bubbles. Then the whole group moves on to a dog park where the canine pals can run free and show off their tricks. The final spread identifies all the Bow Wow School graduates yearbook-style, with small portraits, names, breeds and descriptions. An oversized format and deep, forest-green backgrounds help create arresting spreads full of eye-popping colors and perky pooches. An author’s note describes the materials used in Ehlert’s bold collage illustrations, including buttons, hair and handmade papers. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-15-205843-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2007




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