bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: a small, brown dog with a wet, pink nose /
Subscribe via RSS 
A small, brown dog with a wet, pink nose
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Easy Picture Book BODEEN

Comments  Summary  Reviews  Author Notes

From Publishers' Weekly:

Undaunted by her parents' objections ("We're just not ready for a dog"), Amelia develops a plan to acquire a pooch, then works it with finesse. She invents an imaginary dog named Bones (seen in a dotted outline), spends a week coaching her parents through imaginary dog ownership ("Shut the door so Bones won't get out!"), then "loses" him. From there, it's a short trip to the shelter to look for Bones-and, lo and behold, there he is ("[I]f anybody asks, your name is Bones," she whispers to her dream dog after her parents cave). Though newcomer Hunter's digitally created paper doll-like figures don't attract much visual interest, smart use of small details conveys Amelia's dog-obsessed home life. Inset panels and vignettes liven up the pages, too, along with occasional typographic accents. "We may never be ready, but Amelia certainly is," says her mother, summing up the loving parental acceptance that Stuve-Bodeen (the Elizabeti's Doll books) captures so nicely. While Amelia's airtight logic might not work in real life, young readers will enjoy participating in her success. Ages 3-6. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:
This review is not available

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

main characters Amelia
Determined to get a dog.

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS