Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle
Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle  -     By: Mary Newell DePalma
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What begins as a playful game of fetch between a boy and his dog turns into a wild goose chase that springs from one page to the next in this delightful book. Young readers will find themselves caught up in the bright and charming watercolor paintings as they follow the pair on a frolicking escapade, and ultimately, to an endearing end.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.25 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0802854087
ISBN-13: 9780802854087
Ages: 3-7

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Publisher's Description

What begins as a playful game of fetch between a boy and his dog turns into a wild goose chase that springs from one page to the next in this delightful book. Young readers will find themselves caught up in the bright and charming watercolor paintings as they follow the pair on a frolicking escapade, and ultimately, to an endearing reunion.

Author Bio

Mary Newell DePalma has written and illustrated severalbooks for children, including The Strange Egg(Houghton Mifflin) and A Grand Old Tree(Scholastic), which received the IRA/CBC Children's Choiceaward. She has also illustrated several books for Eerdmans:Swimming Sal, Now It Is Winter, and Now It Is Summer. Mary lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.marynewelldepalma.com.

Publishers Weekly

DePalma (Uh-Oh!) offers a festive exercise in free association, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Spare, gently comedic watercolors tell the story: a boy and his dog are playing fetch ("bow-wow/ wiggle-waggle/ yip-yap/ yowl!") when a cat appears ("paw-paw/ pitter-patter.../ meow!/ growl!"), and a multianimal ruckus ensues. The cat leaps over a stream, along with a frog ("Hip Hop!/ ribbet-ribbet/ splish-splish/ splash!") and scurries into shrubbery, from which a snake emerges ("Hiss! Hiss!/ slither-slither slip,/ sink slide"). The dog's enthusiasm morphs into sadness when it realizes it has lost both the boy and the cat ("sag, flag/ sniffle-snuffle/ sputter/ bawl"), but a reunion isn't far away. Set against a pleasing balance of white space and peaceful greenery, DePalma's delicate artwork is clean and fresh; the excitable, wide-eyed dog is the star of the show and exudes the most personality as it bounds after the cat, stares at a squirrel, and tumbles joyfully with its owner in the closing scene. It's a fun read-aloud, but not a quiet one: preschoolers will be easily drawn into the book's verbal energy. Ages 3–7. (July) 2012 Reed Business Information

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