Go on a walk to the park with all different kinds of dogs and their owners in this funny and charming poetry picture book. Enjoy Avery Corman's canine poetry for an Afghan hound, basset hound, beagle, bloodhound, Daschshund, boxer, greyhound, and more as they stroll with their owners to the park.
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Hyewon Yum captures the unique characteristics of the owner and his pet as she beautifully illustrates the humorous walk from each dog's home to the park and back.
About the Author
Avery Corman is a lover of dogs, with special feelings for his childhood dog, Paddy, and his children's childhood dog, Pokey. He is also a novelist, the author of several novels including Kramer vs. Kramer, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning Best Picture. This is Avery's first picture book.
Hyewon Yum is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books including Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!, which received the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator award and was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Hyewon online at www.hyewonyum.com.
"Short, spritely poems accompany the 38 varieties of dog showcased in this witty and fact-filled book... The illustrations, which use heavy ink outlines with watercolors and washes of color, are engaging and filled with comic details. Corman incorporates appropriate warnings about interacting with certain breeds and brings everything to a heartwarming conclusion." -- Booklist
"Corman's poems, which are sassy, well-written, and rhythmically enchanting, are on target for each breed of dog and just the right length to entertain and amuse the reader. Yum's lively mixed-media illustrations elevate this book's storyline to a whole new level. While there are many poetry books about dogs available, this one stands out as a picture book that will be read cover to cover as children find themselves engaged by what is going on throughout the pages." -- School Library Connection