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Friday, March 6, 2015

Perfect PB Review: This book just ate my dog!

Title: This book just ate my dog!
Author / Illustrator: Richard Byrne
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Year: 2014
Themes: pet, help
Summary
When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right.
Opening spread of story
I love how this picture book breaks the 4th wall.
When Bella's dog, a boy named Ben, rescue vehicles, and Bella disappear into this book that appears to be the end. But then Bella asks the reader for help.
Dear reader,
It would be lovely if you could kindly HELP US!
Please turn this book on its side and SHAKE.
Bella 
Bella and the gang all fall out.

10 comments:

  1. great idea for reader participation-- a perfect ending :-)

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  2. I can imagine little hands shaking this book with glee.

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  3. What an entertaining and wonderful story for kids. Love it!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your recommendation! I will be on the look out for this one.

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  5. I'm looking for this one. Thanks.

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  6. Just read this book - laughed all the way through. Reminded me of Press Here. Is this a new thing? Interactive books? (tongue in cheek, of course)

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    1. PBs are trending down in age and word count. But interactive books are not new.

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  7. I love the title - very funny. Sounds like a fun book to read. I thought of Press Here too when I read about shaking the book.

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