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The Resource What puppies do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

What puppies do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Label
What puppies do best
Title
What puppies do best
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the many activities puppies enjoy, from wake-up kisses to goodnight kisses, before identifying what they do best
Tone
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2 — Highlighting one activity per page, this book covers the gamut of puppy life, including chasing a ball, learning to sit, and shaking a paw. On each page an adorable pup performs a common action with its owner, including some unpleasant realities: "Puppies can dig holes in the yard, track mud into the house, and make a big mess." Sure enough, each picture perfectly displays these situations. In the end, it's all worth it since "puppies can give you lots and lots of love." Cheerful watercolor illustrations capture the fun of life with a young dog. With a diverse cast of children and canines, readers will identify with someone or some puppy that they know firsthand. This book will find a wide audience.—Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ --Laura Butler (Reviewed October 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 10, p115)
  • The team behind What Brothers Do Best/What Sisters Do Best turns its attention to four-legged family members, making it clear that puppies do certain things very well: for example, chasing a ball, learning how to sit, digging holes, and making messes. Munsinger’s tender mixed-media illustrations depict puppies of all breeds engaged in tail wagging, tongue licking, and shaking off water, while children from different families play with and care for them. And what do puppies do very best? They “give you lots and lots of love.” A simple and sweet lesson about the rewards of pet ownership. Ages 4–8. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed August 15, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 33, p)
  • What's cuter than a puppy? Puppies with children, as this book effectively demonstrates. With basic, minimal text and appropriate illustrations, Numeroff and Munsinger lead the reader through pretty much the entire puppy repertoire—with a variety of puppy breeds and owners—from kissing and chasing a ball to digging a hole and tracking mud into the house. "Puppies can play tug-of-war, / take a bath, / and get you all wet." Also run in circles, roll over for a belly-rub, go on walks, snuggle, etc. "But best of all..." Numeroff concludes, "puppies can give you lots and lots of love." This modest and winning canine love letter is perfectly pitched to the very young and will transition well to use with emergent readers. The well-chosen type size and style help in this area, as well. From the first picture of a toddler holding out a red ball for a begging puppy to the final two-page spread of smiling children hugging their pets, Munsinger's illustrations, in watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil, capture both the cuteness and the antics of puppies. There's not an extraneous word in the story or figure in the pictures—though readers accustomed to the formula established in such works as What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best (2000) will wonder why there is no dos-Ã -dos What Kittens Do Best. Utterly adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10012748
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Numeroff, Laura Joffe
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.N964
LC item number
Weg 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
PerformerNote
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Munsinger, Lynn
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upside-down books
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Children's stories
  • Dogs
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Children's stories
  • Dogs
  • Upside-down books
Target audience
primary
Label
What puppies do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn373474155
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811866019
Lccn
2009015853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)373474155
Label
What puppies do best, by Laura Numeroff ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn373474155
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811866019
Lccn
2009015853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)373474155

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