From the Doghouse
Poems to Chew On
Illustrated by Karla Firehammer, Karen Dismukes, Sandy Koeser, and Cathy McQuitty
My tail won't stop its wagging.
My rear end has an ache.
Back and forth and back and forth--
it never takes a break.
Dogs. Dogs. Dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, cowboy dogs, and even astrodogs! In poems that bounce and spill and shoot off into space (just like their subjects) and stunning, hand-beaded pictures, this delightful collection celebrates dogs in all their tail-wagging, tongue-lolling glory.
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"New readers will feel comfortable with the easy rhymes and bouncy rhythm . . . . The beading illustrations are innovative, lending glimmer, texture, and dimension to the book." --School Library Journal
"The stunning, hand-beaded pictures are clearly the best in show winner in this thematic collection of 25 poems celebrating canines . . . . Sklansky offers a variety of poetic forms, mostly rhymed, all written in first person from a dog's point of view." --Kirkus Reviews
Here's a peek inside: