Friday, June 27, 2014

"Hickory Dickory Dog" by Allison Murray (Review & Giveaway)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0763668266
About the book:  Charming illustrations highlight a child’s day at school — with a surprise canine visitor — in this twist on a nursery rhyme about the hours of the day.

Hickory, dickory, dare, Dogs aren’t allowed in there. A sneaky peek through . . . Then a hullabaloo! Hickory, dickory, dare.

Zack and his dog, Rufus, are best friends. So when Zack goes to school, Rufus follows along. And once he’s there, Rufus joins right in with painting, lunchtime, and even garden time — which makes for one messy pup when it’s time to go home! Engaging illustrations capture the people and playthings of a child’s day, with an array of analog clocks sprinkled throughout for good measure.

My thoughts:  I love children's picture books. They are invaluable to the process of children learning to read and to love books. The pictures in a good picture book entertain, engage, and enlighten. In Hickory Dickory Dog, the author/illustrator utilizes the well-known nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock to convey the relationship between a boy and his dog.

Dogs simply don't go to school (at least, people school), but Zack and Rufus do and their activities are charming and so much fun.  Each page shows us a delight. Allison Murray brings rhyme and art to a delightful level of joy for the young child to enjoy. This book is for the very young to grade 2 child. I recommend  you either borrow a copy from your local library (ask them to acquire it if it is not in the library's collection) or purchase one for lots of reading to that special child in your life.

GIVEAWAY:  The good folks at Candlewick Press have a copy of Hickory Dickory Dog for one of Chat With Vera's readers to win.  Giveaway begins June 17 & ENDS July 17 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Candlewick Press in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review. Giveaway copy will be mailed directly to winner by Candlewick Press.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing this with us at Booknificent Thursday!


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