Thursday, December 29, 2016

A GREYHOUND, A GROUNDHOG by Emily Jenkins / Blog Tour: Book Review

Written by: Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by: Chris Appelhans
Published by: Penguin-Random House / Schwartz & Wade Books
To Be Released on: January 3rd, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Penguin-Random House | Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It!
A copy of this book was received from the publisher in exchange for my honest review 

From a heavyweight author-and-illustrator duo comes a delicious tongue twister of a picture book that features a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog. With very spare, incredibly lively language, this is an entertaining read-aloud, with two amazing—and oh-so-adorable—characters at its heart.
When a greyhound meets a groundhog, wordplay and crazy antics ensue. The two animals, much like kids, work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another. (Around, round hound. Around, groundhog!) The pace picks up (Around and around and astound and astound!), until they ultimately wear themselves out. 

Really cute story complimented with simply adorable illustrations. A tongue twister with repetitive words, and rhyming, makes for a fun, read aloud and a lot of giggles.

When a greyhound meets a groundhog, they form a fast friendship. This unlikely pair has a fun filled day playing together, and discovering new things. This is a book we really enjoyed. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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