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Fun Dog, Sun Dog Hardcover – March 1, 2005

4.6 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1–In this action-filled romp, Tinka and the boy who loves her journey from home to the beach to the fair and home again. Being reprimanded for candy snatching, running away, playing Frisbee, and giving some lovin' are just a few of the activities that fill the pup's busy day. Her adventures are described in a repetitive and effective singsong text that is catchy and enjoyable to read. She's "A Hey! dog,/a sprayed dog,/a skunk-got-in-the-way dog./...A care dog,/a share dog,/a when-I-need-her-there dog." The text and the painterly, cartoon illustrations work together beautifully. The story is brought to life through a mix of full- and partial-page spreads that use bold acrylics in bright and warm tones, and the different perspectives give readers the feeling of being part of the action. Tinka is a fun-to-read-about dog, and this book would enrich any storytime.–Catherine Callegari, San Antonio Public Library, TX
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K-Gr. 3. A sandy, dandy, golden retriever named Tinka and the boy who owns her spend a day at the beach. The charm of the simple scenario is heightened by short, snappy rhymes and comical acrylic illustrations that energize the fun in the sun. Tinka and her boy slide side by side, play Frisbee, and have a tug-o-war over candy bars and a teddy bear. When Tinka grabs the suntan lotion, she's an "icky-sticky-licky" dog; on the way home, she's a "sprayed-by-a-skunk" dog; after a tomato juice bath, she's a "climb-up-in-a-lap" dog. The rhyme, which is never tiresome, may spark some rhyming take-off exercises at home or in a classroom. From the enticing cover showing Tinka sporting "shades" to the dog's always amusing facial expressions, kids will relish this clever, sharing and caring story. Julie Cummins
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Product details

  • Lexile Measure : AD330L
  • Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0761451625
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0761451624
  • Product Dimensions : 11.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Two Lions (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Reading level : 3 - 7 years
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 82 ratings