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This is an absolutely adorable and hysterical little story that your emergent reader is going to LOVE! Bow WOW!
on October 13, 2009
Two dog walkers were taking a whole passel of goofy looking somewhat grungy dogs in dire need of grooming. There was a poodle `n a pug, a dachshund and a sheepdog and three others with smiles on their faces because they knew they were heading for doggie heaven at Shampoodle. Clip, clip! The groomer stood in the doorway smiling and ready to welcome the crowd, but Shampoodle's kitty, who was peeking through a window, didn't look overly anxious to welcome the ragtag group. "Barking. Bouncing. Dogs trot in. Sniffing. Snuffling. Let's begin!" Watch out . . . here they come!
The dachshund pushed a button on the chair and a dog began to spin as if he were on the Tilt-A-Whirl. Splish, splash! The bubbles and the water began to fly as the groomers shampooed their shaking and splashing clients. Ooops, that gal got some water and bubbles in her eyes! "Rubbing. Patting. Fluffy towel. Tangling. Combing. Puppies howl." They were starting to look dandy, but all of a sudden . . . the puppies spotted a couple of the shop's "nosy kitties." "Dripping poodle. Pug half-styled. Soggy sheepdog. Running wild." Shampoodle was turning into a BIG mess. Seven is supposed to be a lucky number, but with seven dogs running wild in a shop it looked like it was going to be an unlucky day for everyone at Shampoodle!
This is an absolutely adorable and hysterical little story that your emergent reader is going to LOVE! The rhyming scheme makes it easier to decipher some of the more difficult words and if you have a reluctant reader the zany storyline and illustrations will pull him or her to the end with ease. The artwork and storyline compliment each other perfectly. The cover illustration of the poodle with a dollop of shampoo on his head says it all. This is a "Step into Reading" Level 2 book that has a very basic vocabulary, short sentences and a very appealing story line. If you're looking for a new easy reader, this is a bow WOW book your young reader is going to love !