A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Chris Appelhans

Published by Schwartz and Wade

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Summary:  A greyhound and groundhog chase each other and play, with the text mirroring the increasingly frantic pace of the illustrations.  It starts with “A hound. A round hound.  A greyhound.”, then moves on to “A hog. A round hog.  A groundhog.”  The two start chasing each other, and pretty soon, there are six sets of action pictures on a two-page spread with the words twisting around the illustrations, “A round hound, a grey dog, a round little hound dog.  A greyhog, a ground dog, a hog little hound dog.”  The two chase butterflies through a bog and a hollow log before finally collapsing together on the ground.  32 pages; ages 3-7.

Pros:  A playful book that would be loads of fun to read out loud.

Cons:  The plot is pretty thin.

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