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Diez Perros en la Tienda

Illustrated by Pamela Paparone / Translated by Elena Moro
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A wonderful readaloud - now in Spanish.

Ten adorable dogs all gain happy new homes in this sweet Spanish-language edition counting book from Claire Masurel and Pamela Paparone!

"An assortment of dogs in a pet-shop window gets taken home one by one in this pleasing, if repetitious, counting book. Until the final dog, Masurel's (No, No, Titus!) text repeats the same rhyme, as each owner and dog pair up: ""10 dogs in the window for the whole wide world to see. Look, someone is coming....[turn page] `You're the perfect dog for me!'"" The very last (and most playful) dog, enthusiastically chosen by a child and his family, gets a more individualized treatment. Although the text holds no surprises, it is satisfying to see each dog get a home. Paparone's (Nobody Owns the Sky) witty, amusing acrylic paintings, somewhat resembling folk art in style, enable readers to anticipate which dog each person will choose: a mustachioed woodsman takes a dog with similar whiskers, a man in a kilt walks off with the Scottie, a hippie selects a similarly shaggy sheepdog. She also endows the dogs with distinct personalities, as they frolic, yawn, snooze and eye passersby. Such touches will make this tale a likely choice for repeated readings." - Publishers Weekly

 

 

About The Author

Claire Masurel is the author of many books for children. She lives in Paris.

About The Illustrator

Pamela Paparone has illustrated many books for children, including Five Little Ducks. Ms. Paparone lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (February 1, 2000)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735813038
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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