Hide-and-Seek Puppies (Hide-And-Seek Book)-Roy Volkmann

  • Title: Hide-and-Seek Puppies (Hide-And-Seek Book)
  • Author: Roy Volkmann
  • Released: 2000-01-11
  • Language:
  • Pages: 24
  • ISBN: 0385327064
  • ISBN13: 978-0385327060
  • ASIN: 0385327064

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From School Library Journal PreSchool-The large color photos of cuddly Chadwick Cavalier King Charles spaniel pups are the highlight of this book-their expressive faces are sure to captivate dog lovers. However, pictures of the canines as they attempt to play hide-and-seek accompany a disappointing text that falls flat. The sentences are stilted and do not flow smoothly. The layout is appropriate for very young readers; the photos of the puppies are simply and attractively set on all-white backgrounds with minimal text. However, far better dog stories abound.
Carolyn Janssen, Rockford Public Library, IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews A cute concept and adorable photos of puppies reveling in their youth is overshadowed by a tepid text. An engaging series of photographs of Chadwick Cavalier King Charles spaniels is accompanied by simple sentences describing their attempts at hide-and-seek. Each page features a few sentences with a corresponding shot of the frolicsome pups. While the text matches the pictures tolerably well, it comes across as quite stilted: `` `We don't want to wake up. We're tired.' `But we're lonely. Please wake up.' '' The photographs of the puppies are joyfully expressive; children will be so beguiled that the lackluster text becomes secondary to their enjoyment of the book, and they will yearn for puppies of their own. (Picture book. 1-4) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. pdf