Sunday, July 1, 2007

BookSprouting Review: Dogabet by Dianna Bonder

Dogabet by Dianna Bonder

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published: March 2007

Estimated price: $16.95 USD

Dogabet is the newest book by Canadian author/illustrator Dianna Bonder and her third addition to the alphabet book category. Zany, alliterated descriptions accompany richly detailed, full-page illustrations of dog breeds from A to Z. Although some of the vocabulary may be difficult for most adults to define (e.g. “ideograms”), some well-placed, tricky adjectives like “gluttonous,” “dapper,” and “vivacious” are sprinkled throughout the text, gently adding beautiful words to your child’s growing vocabulary. Each illustration is bursting with hidden images that coincide with the featured letter, allowing for continued fun even after you’ve read through the book. Dogabet would be a delightful addition to any child’s library.

3 out of 5 Sprouts

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