Another charming If You Give… children’s picture book has just been published, and our favorite library cataloged it yesterday (check the Evergreen Indiana online catalog to place a hold on it using your E.I. library card). The book is called If You Give a Dog a Donut, by Laura Numeroff (illustrated by Felicia Bond) (N.Y. : Balzer & Bray, 2011).
If you have read any of the other books in this series, you know that one thing leads to another, and anything can happen. We have here the nice slobberdog (I call all pooches “slobberdogs”) who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party. Once he has that donut (or doughnut, depending upon your spelling preference) in his paws, you know he will munch it right down. Then he’ll be thirsty and will want some apple juice to drink. But once that’s gone, he’ll want some more. This leads to surprising twists and turns until everyone returns to where he started.
For preschool readers, this is a wonderful read-aloud. Grown-ups will enjoy reading this story to their youngsters, and “early readers” will have fun following along.
The illustrations are colorful and friendly, and the narrative will keep you guessing. What will happen next? Visit our favorite library to find out! The book is available in the MPL Youth Services Department on the easy readers new book shelves. The library call number is EASY NUM. If you need help finding it, please ask any of the library’s staff. They will be glad to help.
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