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|Old dog baby baby|
Author: Fogliano, Julie
A rhyming picture book about a lazy old dog and a playful baby.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (08/01/16)
Booklist (+) (10/01/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/11/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2016 *Starred Review* Two picture-book luminaries pair up in this sweet story about a beloved old pet and a crawling baby. Rhyming text describes the elderly canine—“old dog tail / and old dog nose / one eye opened / two eyes closed”—dozing lazily beneath the kitchen table. An adorable baby crawls forward and gives it a full-body hug, inspiring the snoring dog to wag its tail joyfully. Baby pokes, squeezes, and explores with delight as the two happily roll on the kitchen floor. There are sloppy kisses for both, as the two cuddle together in sleepy satisfaction, dreaming away. Subtle details include an older sibling who is busy looking through a photo book of the dog’s life from puppyhood to old age. The soft palette of pastel watercolors portrays the black-and-white dog and the red-cheeked baby, while splashes of red highlight the mother’s shoes and the dog’s licking tongue. Raschka’s deceptively simple style perfectly captures the duo’s movements and relates flawlessly with the understated text. Baby’s big wide smile and oval yawns are aped by the old dog’s even wider yawn, tempting listeners to emulate. When the two finally settle in affectionately together for a nap, it’s, in a word, charming. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.