Woo-hoo! It's Perfect Picture Book Friday!
I'm sure you'll all be thrilled to know that I'm in a mad rush today, which means I shall attempt brevity (stop laughing - I can hear you!), which means a quicker than usual read for you :)
Written & Illustrated By: Dav Pilkey
Harcourt, June 2003, Fiction
Suitable For Ages: publisher says 4-8, I'd say 3-6
Themes/Topics: friendship, humor
Opening: "Big Dog and Little Dog are hungry. Big Dog and Little Dog want food."
Brief Synopsis: (from the jacket) "Big Dog is ready for some fun! Little Dog is ready too. Join these irresistible puppy pals on five zippy adventures, together for the first time in one cozy picture book collection."
Links To Resources: activities to help teach opposites, opposites worksheets, friendship activities
Why I Like This Book: You may be familiar with Dav Pilkey from The Stupids or Captain Underpants. This is a different side of him - simple and sweet with gentle humor. These two dog friends do everything together (including get in trouble!) and always look out for each other. These five stories were originally published separately but are now all together in one book which gives them the feel of George And Martha or Frog And Toad, but with a lot less text. Simple and fun, I know from experience that these stories appeal to very young readers. And also, as many of you may have figured out, I like dogs :)
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So there you have it! Wasn't that the shortest post ever?
Oh, except, due to a blog comment yesterday I'm all worried about my comment system. I'm going to try replying differently. I would be EXTREMELY grateful if you guys could let me know if you're receiving my replies to your inbox or not today!
Have a great, safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! And PPBF bloggers, please be sure to leave your post-specific link on the list below so we can all come see what you have to share! :)