AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR: Emily Gravett
PUBLISHED BY: Simon & Schuster
Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg is still one of my very favorite books of 2009. Her new title, Dogs, might just be my favorite so far of 2010. This book is squarely in the absolutely delightful and silly category of picture books. Best for advanced toddlers and pre-schoolers, its text teaches wonderful words and shows some pretty funny opposites/contrasts between different types of dogs. And, as with The Odd Egg, there is a perfect, laugh out-loud surprise ending (that I did not at all expect!).
Hmmm...how many times can I say delightful in this review. The pencil/watercolor drawings are delightful. The expressions on the dogs faces are delightful. The words are delightful. The colors are delightful. EVERYTHING IS DELIGHTFUL.
|I love big dogs and small dogs.|
|I love stroppy dogs, and soppy dogs.|
P.S. Be sure to read Jules' interview of Gravett at 7Imp!