Monday, February 6, 2012
Up Dog by Hazel Hutchins with illustrations by Fanny.
The first time I read this I was so focused on the individual pages and words that I completely missed the story going on in the background. It's not just a collection of up phrases, it really does tell a story about this dog's day. While many of the phrases are common ones that kids will be familiar with (dig up, wash up, hang up), there were a few, like pen up, that I thought might be new and unknown. But that's why books are so great - they can open a window onto a part of the world that you don't see every day. This is a fun concept book that I can easily see kids enjoying.
I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Annick Press.
Check out Hazel Hutchins' webpage.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Up Cat by Hazel Hutchins
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood
Mattland by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert