Monday, April 2, 2012

Children's Book Review: One Pup's Up

One Pup's Up

One Pup's Up
Written by:  Marsha Wilson Chall
Illustrations by: Henry Cole
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011

When one pup's up, the other nine are sure to follow. Young readers will love counting along as ten pups gradually wake up to nuzzle, wiggle, dine, and play. Count back down as the puppies fall asleep again, all in a fuzzy doggy jumble. This fun and simple counting book combines Marsha Wilson Chall's energetic text with beloved illustrator Henry Cole's adorable art to make a perfect read-aloud treat.

* My son is beginning to read sight words and is able to sound out three letter words.  This was his story pick for our bedtime reading and we thought that he might be able to read some of it.  He could read the basic sight words and eventually differentiate between "pups" and "puppies."  I thought it was good practice for him to see words that we've been practicing in real text.  However, the super slow reading really threw this story off. 

This is a cute counting story, told in rhyme,  involving lots of pups.  As one pup wakes up, others also gradually wake up and partake in playing and eating, until they fall asleep again.  The book had my son laughing, "dogs hiccuping?! Dog's don't hiccup!"  He also enjoyed counting the pups on each page (which also distracted him from the reading part).  This book is great for dog loving children to practice their counting skills. 

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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