Boodil may not be the smartest bull terrier in the world but she has many endearing qualities that make her very special to her owner.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Dog lovers as well as readers looking for a good chuckle will enjoy this story. A child narrator states, "Boodil is a bullterrier. She's the best dog in the whole world. Her brilliant mind is always at work. Her guard is never down." The text then continues to support this introduction with examples of her bravery, her strength, her alertness for danger and burglars, her intelligence and independence. The deadpan humor is cleverly integrated through the watercolor line drawings. Done in tones of brown and gray, they reveal the "real" Boodil as well as the child's perception of the pet. "I bet only Boodil's amazing superdog self-control keeps her from ripping the vacuum to pieces." Readers see in the illustration the large, white animal cowering under the sofa as the vacuum is pushed in her direction. Lindenbaum has created a lovable, huggable character much like Rylant's Mudge (Bradbury). Boodil is one lucky dog to have such a faithful, protective owner and libraries will b fortunate to have this addition to their picture-book collections. --Cheryl Cufari, N. A. Walbran Elem . School, Oriskany, NY
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Doting pet owners relentlessly accentuate the positive about their charges, as this winsomely silly portrait reminds us. Paunchy, beady-eyed, loafing Boodil (a bull terrier) hardly seems an intrepid or sophisticated creature, yet each spread here features an unseen narrator's effusive praise of the dog's virtues. When Boodil plops down on a rock at the park, her owner gushes, "She looks like a royal statue . . . I'm so proud of her." Later, Boodil hides from the vacuum cleaner and, in a peppy mood, vaults the coffee table "like an amazing white cannonball." Swedish author Lindenbaum ( Elsa-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies ) offers comical black-and-white renderings of a less-than-graceful canine; she uses gray background details and sparingly applies splashes of color--on Boodil's pink nose, for example. A chunky, bold typeface lends the pages a fresh, somewhat unusual appearance. Lindenbaum and translator Charbonnet, in this absurd yet affectionate juxtaposition of images and hyperbolic text, capture the unconditional love for man's best friend. Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre Henry Holth & Co (J), 1992. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110805024441
Description du livre Henry Holth & Co (J), 1992. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0805024441