The black Labrador of picture-book fame makes her board-book debut.
Adapted from the book Sally Goes to the Farm (2002), the titular heroine enjoys a car ride, encounters various farm animals, and meets a new canine friend named Molly. Huneck’s vibrantly colored woodcut illustrations translate well to the smaller format whether on full- or double-page spreads. Most of the images will be easily recognizable to little ones who are still learning to identify farm critters. One or two sentences of very simple text are printed in a bold, black font against a white background on each spread to describe Sally and Molly’s antics. Sally in the Sand, an adaptation of Sally Goes to the Beach (2000), is an equally stripped-down version of the dog’s day playing in the sand and waves. While the ending is a bit abrupt, Huneck’s undulating lines are perfect for the seaside scenes.
A playful romp that has lost little in its adaptation and miniaturization. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)