for Bow Wow Meow Meow by Douglas Florian
From Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
In 19 pieces of clever whimsy, Florian captures the essence of a particular kind of dog or cat. From a whippet (“Few dogs can whippet in a race.”) to a bloodhound (“My senses are scent-sational.”) and from a Persian (“A pet-igree that’s known as Persian”) to a lion (“It has a most fur-ocious” roar.), he uses page space as well as observation to share what cannot be found in an encyclopedia. Two other brief, humorous musings contain Florian’s reflections about having a pet cat or dog. The artwork accompanying each poem was prepared in watercolor on primed brown bags with collage. Florian’s self-portrait on the book jacket suggests his personal feline tendencies. (Ages 4–11)
CCBC Choices 2004 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004. Used with permission.
From the Publisher
It's rhyming cats and dogs in Douglas Florian's furrr-ocious collection of twenty-one original poems and paintings about our favorite animal friends. From barking Chihuahuas and pointing pointers to leaping leopards and purring Persians, here is a canine and feline compendium certain to have everyone barking for joy.
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