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Sometime in the last year of doing Thursday Thirteens, Robin at Around the Island recommended Doggies by Sandra Boynton to me. So last month when I spotted a copy at our local library I snatched it to read to my kids. Thank you for the recommendation; we loved it!
Doggies is a "counting and barking book" and very silly to read. Each dog is different and each one has a unique bark. The book is best when read out loud. In 14 pages you will be expected to bark enough to sound like an entire neighborhood of dogs. These dogs bark, arf, yap, nnn, ruff and so forth.
Harriet, though, waits for the punchline. On the very last page, one of the dogs isn't a dog. I didn't notice at first but my daughter did. There's no fooling her on some things!
Comment #1: Tuesday, April, 29, 2008 at 18:26:38
I love all of Sandra Boynton's books! I've checked all of them out so often from the library that I really should just buy myself a set."
Comment #2: Tuesday, April, 29, 2008 at 15:58:11
We have been given a large number of her books over the years but the kids always manage to find one or two at the library that they haven't read before."