*Starred Review* Ralph is a talking dog. And the text of this clever book consists of questions posed to Ralph, the canine answers, and comments from an unseen narrator talking to introduces this amazing pet. Asked �What�s your name?� the dog answers, �RRRALPH/RALPH.� Asked �Where are you?� Ralph responds, �ROOF/ROOF.� Once kids get the joke, they�ll enjoy guessing the dog�s replies to queries such as �What�s on that tree?� and �How�s the path feel on your paws, Ralph?� Created with realia as well as painted and textured papers, the three-dimensional collage illustrations feature zippers for Ralph�s mouth, a metal pop-top for his nose, buttons for the birds� eyes, and actual bark for the tree�s trunk. The pages, colored in hot-pink, grass-green, and pumpkin, magnify the visual energy of the artwork and graphics. Each animal or object pictured shows up distinctly against a bright background, and Ralph�s words, along with the short lines of text, appear in large, bold type. With its appealing jacket art, clever text, and vibrant illustrations, this amusing picture book is a pleasure to read aloud, either individually or in story hour settings. Preschool-Grade 3. --Carolyn Phelan
* "With its appealing jacket art, clever text, and vibrant illustrations, this amusing picture book is a pleasure to read aloud, either individually or in story hour settings."--Booklist, starred review
* "Bold and bright, filled with kid-pleasing riddles and collage illustrations, this is a perfect offering for new readers and storytime. Will these young readers want to create a sequel? Yip! Yip! --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Ever-innovative Ehlert attributes several different words to the family dog...Whether Ralph actually means what he says or not, it’s giggle-worthy; and doubling the fun are Ehlert’s brilliantly composed collages."--The Horn Book, starred review
"What do you do with "groaners," really bad jokes, in this case about dogs? Ehlert has gathered a few and turned them into a colorful, clever picture book.... An excellent selection for sharing one-on-one or reading aloud in a group setting."
--School Library Journal, May 2011
It was a really cute book. I had a hard time the first go through because I kept laughing at myself barking. However, I now know my 3 month old thinks dog barks are hilarious.Published 1 month ago by Reading with Cupcakes
With collage art and kids' humor, this is an entertaining story of a talking dog named RRRalph. His name sounds like his bark. Well, sometimes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L. M. Keefer
I love this book! The story & the graphics. I'm just worry that I have run out of young children to give it to! DogloverPublished 7 months ago by Doglover
Good kid's book! I bought the book for a library reading program for younger readers, It is easy to read and use.Published 23 months ago by Dan
This is an adorable sturdy book that arrived quickly and as described in the advertisement.
We look forward to reading it this year at our preschool...fabulous author.
Very easy read and a great book for beginners who love dogs! My 4 year old loves to read this book because she could do it all by herself!Published on June 21, 2013 by L. Flynn
This book is so funny! I've always loved Lois Ehlert's down-to-earth writing and the simplicity of her artwork. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Nanny Jen