Matthew Van Fleet (Author) Brian Stanton (Photographer)
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DescriptionFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling children's book creator Matthew Van Fleet. A colorful canine romp for toddlers! Look for plenty of wagging and woofing as a parade of adorable pooches employ cleverly designed mechanics, pettable textures and even scratch-and-sniff patches to introduce toddlers to colors, textures, and more.
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
August 25, 2015
7.2 X 10.8 X 1.7 inches | 1.95 pounds
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About the Author
Matthew Van Fleet's innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for more than twenty years. His uniquely designed board books invite toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift, and even sniff as they explore colors, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites, and more. His New York Times bestselling titles include Cat, Heads, Alphabet, and Moo, as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tails and Dog. His books have sold more than eight million copies and have been translated around the world. He lives with his family in New York. Visit him online at VanFleetBooks.com. Brian Stanton is a New York based commercial photographer who shoots advertising, corporate, and editorial assignments. His clients include The Independent Film Channel, NBC, Bravo Networks, Lincoln Center, Panasonic, and Novartis. Brian's work can be viewed at BrianStantonPhoto.com.
A chunky board bookabout colors features photographs of dogs and incorporates many interactiveelements. Even the front cover of this title is interactive. Pull a large redtab, and a bulldog's head moves back and forth as he chews on the shoelace of ared tennis shoe. Inside, further interactive features, rhyming text, andillustrations featuring cute pups and their adorable antics await. For example, the orange pages offer a collage of pumpkins, autumn foliage, puppies, and a cat, reading: "Orange the patch of pumpkins, / Orange the autumn leaves, /Orange the frumpy, napping cat... / that I chase up a tree." One of thepumpkins is a flap that conceals the face of a precious pup, and another, larger flap hides a pop-up tree branch on which an orange kitty perches. Otherpages incorporate some more noxious surprises, such as: "Green the swamp Ilove to swim in, / Green the summer grass, / Green the color of the air... / whenmy dog food gives me gas." Pull the tab here to trigger a large greencloud that emanates from the back end of a suitably embarrassed-looking bassethound. This ambitious, interactive exploration of color will be of particularappeal to dog lovers. (Board book. 2-5)--Kirkus Reviews "October 1, 2015 "