Wednesday, September 8, 2021

"Tag and the Magic Squeaker" - a bookwrap



Tag and the Magic Squeaker

by Sam Hundley


* Ages:  2-7

* Grade Level:  K-2

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Capstone

* Pub. Date:  February 1, 2022

* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for you


The Book   

Tag, is a wonderful spunky little dog who is in love with his squeaker ball. He chews, tosses, catches and has fun with it until it rolls under the couch. Oh my... he cannot retrieve it.  He howls and fusses and magically the ball rolls back out to him.  What???? The cynical cat who dislikes the dogs playtime with his stupid squeaker ball watches in disbelief.  Something weird is happening thinks the cat and it's not magic.  He's very suspicious and cynical of what just happened.  

The reader knows how the lost ball came to life and that makes the tale all the more engaging and fun. 


The illustrations are so imaginative and unique.  Sam Hundley creates them from found scrap art.  Adults will dissect them and appreciate these one-of-a-kind images.  Sam has included in the back more in-depth explanations of the pieces he uses to make his art.  He also provides a photo of Theo his beagle with his squeaker ball which is the inspiration for this delightful tale.  I love the book and highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author/Illustrator

Sam Hundley is an American scrap artist who uses found objects that he collects wherever he goes. "Beautiful things are all around us," he says. "And there's no limit to what they can become in one's imagination." Retired after 39 years as a newspaper artist, Sam now resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with his wife, Lynndale, and their squeaker-loving beagle, Theo, upon whom Tag is based. "Theo is an amazing juggler with his squeaker ball," says Sam. "But when it rolls under the couch, he howls like a baby until I retrieve it!" (See a photo of Theo on the following page.) Sam's first children's book, Gifts of the Magpie, was published in 2021.

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