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DOZENS OF DACHSHUNDS by Stephanie Calmenson


A Counting, Woofing, Wagging Book

by Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Zoe Persico

Pub Date: June 29th, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-5476-0222-3
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Dachshunds descend in a parade that celebrates their adorableness.

A pack of delightful dachshunds (one of which informs readers dachshund is pronounced “DOX-hund”) dashes down the street on their way to a Dachshund Day celebration. This story is also a counting book, from one “dashing dachshund,” two “cheery dachshunds,” three “dazzling dachshunds,” and on up to 10 “super dachshunds.” The delightful doggos are dressed up for their big day in a wild variety of outfits, including doggie tuxedos, royal robes, ice cream–cone costumes, the hot dogs they’re nicknamed after, and more! The cartoon art portrays dachshunds in all their diverse glory, categorized in a helpful glossary at the end. There are dachshunds with smooth, longhaired, and wirehaired coats. There are standard, miniature, and the lesser-known rabbit dachshunds. There are dachshunds of many colors and patterns. The multitudinous types of dachshunds are not the only diversity in the book. There is nearly as much seen among the children who are taking part, including children of different races and a brown-skinned child in a wheelchair that appears more than once (that child’s dachshund is dressed up as a book). There’s also a doxie that uses wheels.

A parade of charm.

(Picture book. 2-5)