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Dog Loves Books

Dog Loves Books

Fall 2010 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Louise Yates
ISBN: 9780375864490
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Review:

Louise Yates' story is simple: Dog really loves his books. In fact, he loves them so much that even after no one comes to his newly opened bookstore he remains unfazed. Like all good readers, Dog knows that books take you on adventures to faraway places and different times. The brief text makes it easy for young children to have their own reading expedition, and the storyline emphasizes the magic of good books. Yates' watercolor and pencil illustrations of the little white terrier and other characters are charmingly rendered in soft candy colors. The quirky dogs in the endpapers add a touch of humor as well. This is a gentle tale to inspire young readers.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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Random House Children's Books/Knopf
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