Dog-n-Bug

January 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Bow-wow Bugs a Bug by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash; published by Harcourt, Inc., Orlando; 2007.

The endpages in bright turquoise lead us into the book as we follow Bow-Wow and the bug.  I was pleased to see a map of Bow-Wow’s “bug beat” included before the title page.  This simple book looks like a graphic novel for the youngest children with simple, cartoon images of Bow-Wow and his adventures bugging a bug.  Yet, when his adventure grows, so do the images, including double-page spreads.

I’d use this book in a program for storytelling, having the children take turns telling the story in each frame or on each page.  I’d also be sure that it is marked as a “dog” book (with a  sticker on the spine, for example) because it is a charming tale of man’s best friend.


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