Bow wow meow meow : it's rhyming cats and dogs /

by Florian, Douglas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2003Description: 47 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0152163956 (hardcover) :; 9780152163952 (hardcover).Title notes: $17.00 (g) 6-2011 (db)Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile poetry | Dogs -- Juvenile poetry | Children's poetry, American | Cats -- Poetry | Dogs -- Poetry | American poetryOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Dog log -- The Chihuahua -- The bloodhound -- The bulldog -- The poodles -- The pointers -- The sheepdog -- The Dalmatian -- The whippet -- The wolf -- The dachshund -- Cat chat -- The Persian -- The cheetah -- The ocelots -- The Siamese -- The lion -- The Manx -- The leopard -- The jaguarundi -- The black panther.
Summary: Presents a collection of twenty-one poems and paintings about dogs and cats, including poodles and dalmatians, and cheetahs and lions.
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It's rhyming cats and dogs in Douglas Florian's furrr-ocious collection of twenty-one original poems and paintings about our favorite animal friends.From barking Chihuahuas and pointing pointers to leaping leopards and purring Persians, here is a canine and feline compendium certain to have everyone barking for joy.

$17.00 (g) 6-2011 (db)

Dog log -- The Chihuahua -- The bloodhound -- The bulldog -- The poodles -- The pointers -- The sheepdog -- The Dalmatian -- The whippet -- The wolf -- The dachshund -- Cat chat -- The Persian -- The cheetah -- The ocelots -- The Siamese -- The lion -- The Manx -- The leopard -- The jaguarundi -- The black panther.

Presents a collection of twenty-one poems and paintings about dogs and cats, including poodles and dalmatians, and cheetahs and lions.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary, Intermediate) Twenty-one pithy poems celebrate our favorite domestic animals and their wild cousins. With a master's hand and a generous variety of creative devices, Florian melds sense, sound, and visual image: ""Dog Log"" mimics a dog's brief attention span and its focus on the matter at paw in staccato couplets (""Chewed a shoe-- / Table, too. / Got in a spat / With a cat. / Buried a bone. / Answered the phone""); in the accompanying illustration, such fixations cram the dog's mapped brain (""walk,"" ""people food,"" ""fleas""). Puns and wordplay abound (""Why ocelots have lots of spots puzzles ocelot""; ""And though a dog eats from a pan, / The wolf must feed catch-as-catch-can""). Florian affectionately captures the essence of these creatures (""Some pointers point at foxes. / Some pointers point at hares. / Some pointers point at pheasants. / Mine points at Frigidaires""), both in his verse and in large, square illustrations. ""Every good caricaturist is a closet abstractionist,"" observed Michael Kimmelman in a recent appreciation of Al Hirschfeld; deftly limned, luscious with offbeat color, composed with wit and grace, Florian's art not only illustrates his verse, it's a pleasure as pure design. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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