Trudy Krisher


TA dog’s-eye view of a trip to a park. Whether walking alongside a child in a stroller, sitting with their owner on a blanket, going down the slide with the children, or just running around playing with their canine friends, these pups are truly enjoying being outside. The pages depicts a variety of families with their pets engaged in many outdoor activities. The pen-and-ink, watercolor, and colored pencil illustrations capture a wide array of breeds and types of dogs. The rhyming text is limited to a sentence or two per page. After a day of sunshine and frolic, “Dogs take a drink. Dogs yawn and blink. Dogs in a heap. Dogs go to sleep...and dream in the dark...Park! Park! Park!” VERDICT An upbeat and exuberant read-aloud for dog lovers everywhere. Great for one-on-one, storytime, or class visit to the library.–Annmarie Braithwaite, New York Public Library.

Doggies abound in this energetic and enthusiastic showcase of assorted canines capering in the park. Hound dogs and round dogs, small dogs and tall dogs, hot dogs and dot dogs, fat dogs and rat dogs, strong dogs and long dogs, thin dogs and grin dogs, pack dogs and track dogs, dark dogs and bark dogs, sneak dogs and leak dogs—all kinds of dogs cavort across the page, running, strolling, dashing, splashing, fetching, begging, rolling, gulping and so on. The jaunty rhyming text and bright watercolor collages showcase dogs of all shapes and sizes. From the opening pages where dogs converge on the park to the closing scenes of soapy mutts splashing in the bath and weary puppies curled up for doggie-dreams, this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity.