From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 1—This tale of a plush puppy and a plastic frog begins when Pound Dog tries to persuade his friend to abandon the dollhouse where he is barricaded for a surprise trip to a real pond. Once there, they and a phalanx of frogs are serenaded by a bullfrog. When Pound Dog sings in response to Frog's request, his howl is dismissed as "not singing." Back home, as the two settle down to sleep among the other toys, Pound Dog is unperturbed, confident in his own voice. The full-color artwork of the frumpy stuffed dog with floppy ears and his frog friend is busy, but the focus is always on the pair. The text, rendered in large type and featuring word repetition, makes this story suitable for early readers.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI
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About the Author
Rowley Carter was born in Thurlestone, England. His publishing career included time at Hutchinson, Eel Pie Publishing and Blackie, in the UK before setting up as a packager in 1983 and as a publisher in 1998. Rowley is married to a Hawaiian American, Noe, and has two children. He has written many books for children, and is published in many different countries all over the world. He lives in Texas.
Moira Kemp was born in Kingston, England in 1956. She studied history at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, before going on to Camberwell School of Art in 1977. Over four million copies of her books have been sold world-wide. Other books of hers distributed by Consortium include The Midnight Ship and the Peepbo Board Books.