Tuesday, September 14, 2021

"Dog's First Baby" - bookwrap


Dog's First Baby: A Board Book

 by Natalie Nelson


*  Reading Age:  2-5

* Grade Level: PS-K

* Board Book:  28 pages

* Publisher:  Quirk Books

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 5, 2021

* Language:  English

Editorial Reviews

“Children will delight at seeing the baby from the point of view of a dog, especially those who live with four-legged friends. Those who don’t have puppies around will be sure to beg for one after reading this board book treasure.”—New York Journal of Book

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The Book      

This sweet board book will certainly be relatable to kids who meet their brand new sibling for the very first time.   Sometimes that joyous occasion isn't so joyous especially if you are the family pet. Dog has to check things out for himself to find out if this strange wiggly bundle is another dog or just what it is.  

Written from the dog's perspective kids will be giggling when Dog sniffs out the baby, discovers the babies front paws aren't like his back paws, and has no tail!   They do have some things in common like getting sleepy now and then, enjoying a walk, a stroll, and my favourite...  both can howl, just to name a few.   As they hang out together and enjoy many adventures a bond forms between the two and dog and baby become fast friends. 

The illustrations are bold, colourful, full of humour and greatly enrich the text.  Little ones will love to have the story read to them again and again, guaranteed!  I highly recommend this book.  I can't wait for "Cat's First Baby" coming in 2022.

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author/Illustrator

Natalie Nelson is an illustrator, picture book maker, and collage artist. Trained in graphic design and illustration, she works in a mixed media hybrid of cut paper, collage, and digital art, with an emphasis on intriguing shapes, textures, and layers. Her illustrated work includes five books for Groundwood Books, including A Storytelling of Ravens and How Emily Saved the Bridge. Her art is in demand from national clients including The New York TimesThe Washington PostTime Magazine, CurbedEater, The Bitter Southerner, Teach for America, Vox Media, Mailchimp, and more. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their dog, Coach, and their baby.

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