Reviewed by: BigAl with input from The Princess
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Approximate word count: Under 1,000 (18 Illustrated pages)
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Carrie Eko-Burgess is an illustrator who previously worked in graphic design. Her first children’s book, The Construction Crew, was published by Henry Holt and Company.
For more, visit Eko-Burgess’ website.
“Nothing spells FUN like D-O-G! Dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this children's picture book filled with simple, rhyming text comparing different dogs. The fun, colorful drawings illustrate the words and phrases, utilizing many of today's most popular dog breeds.”
My children’s book consultant (my nine year-old granddaughter, “The Princess”) and I sat her younger siblings down on the couch and read alternating pages of D-O-G to them aloud. The Princess gave the book a letter grade of A- and thought it was a good book for reading to younger children, especially “someone who likes animals,” and thought it would be easily read by a typical second grader.
I also thought it was a fun read. Rhyming words are fun for everyone, both the readers and those who are listening. The illustrations of all kinds of dogs are well done and fit the text. But the biggest kudo I can give D-O-G is that The Princess’ younger siblings (a seven and a four year-old) both sat still and were clearly engrossed in the story for the approximately five minutes it took to read. That may not seem like that big of a deal, however, from past experience, getting these two to not only sit still, but remain quiet and focused on the book being read for any length of time is an accomplishment.
The illustrations are in color and this book should be read on a color capable reader.
No significant issues.
Rating: ***** Five stars