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Move Over, Rover! Hardcover – September 1, 2006
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The text is simple, consise and short, which is nice for the parent who may be reading this book at the end of the day. And the illustrations are captivating. They draw my daughter in to the story as she looks for Rover, the cat, the squirrel, the racoon, the snake and the mouse on selected pages. And the part that consistently gets her giggling is the repeated rhyming text in the middle of the book that always ends with, "Move over, Rover!"
This is one of those progressive books that builds and builds. The rhythm the author uses, while at first glance is simple, has a rather soothing effect:
Rover's in the Doghouse,
chewing on a bone.
What a day to romp and play!
Too bad he's all alone.
Oh, my, look at the sky!
As Rover seeks shelter in this doghouse (oh my, how boring!), he is joined b first an orange cat..."Move over, Rover!"Then a raccoon, then a squirrel, then a blue jay, then a snake, then a mouse..."Tight fit. Might split. Sorry, mouse. Full House!
All are warm and snuggly, all are dry...the storm rages on. And then along comes a skunk!
The sun then comes out....
"Rover's in the doghouse,
chewing on a bone.
Soaked and sopping,
happy he's alone!"
The big bright illustrations by Jane Dyer are rather remarkable in the way they "pop" and are, upon close examination, quite detailed with all those special little touches that make them rather special. The illustrations and the text go perfectly.
This is a delightful work. The age group is about right here, but as another reviewer has pointed out, and I tend to agree with her, the age limit could very well be lowered here all the way down to 18 months or so. Between the rhyming text and the wonderful illustrations, even a very small child will be aware of what is going on.
High marks for this work!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anyone familiar with the Ukrainian folktale The Mitten will recognize immediately that Move Over is a adaptation of the former even if Beaumont's claim that this is based on a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by jLit
I read this book to preschoolers who loved the rhymes and seeing all of the animals. I love this book!Published 3 months ago by Brenda K. Mckinney
I love this book. I've used it with plush animals for my really involved students and plan art activities around them all. It's one of my favorites!Published 4 months ago by SEC
Gave this book to my 2 year old grandson for his birthday. He loves it and we read it many times a day. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carol G
The art in this book is beautiful. My three year old grandson had me read this book over and over again. Read morePublished 19 months ago by travel girl
Rover's in the doghouse on a nice sunny day, chewing on a bone but feeling a little lonesome. All changes that night when the storm rolls in! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard and Liz