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A Greyhound, A Groundhog Hardcover – Picture Book, 3 April 2017

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Product details

  • Publisher : RHUS CHILDREN'S BOOKS (3 April 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0553498053
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0553498059
  • Reading age : 3 - 7 years
  • Dimensions : 23.83 x 0.91 x 27.79 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

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But what Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans' lyrical collaboration is really about is the intoxicating thrill of friendship, and boundless joy of play... -The New York Times

A "merry read-aloud." -The Wall Street Journal

This delightful story is a feast for the eyes and ears, and it will hold up well to repeated demands from eager young listeners.-- Kirkus, starred review

Dedicated to picture book icon Ruth Krauss, this elegant pas de deux between two unlikely creatures recalls the sense of uninhibited play that Krauss brought to her own work. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

A lovely, lyrical paean to the natural order, with an element of wonder and grace. Perfect for one-on-one and group sharing. -- School Library Journal, starred review

Appelhans's watercolor illustrations are both adorable and artful, and the fluid style beautifully complements Jenkins's story of unlikely friendship, joyful rambunctiousness and wordplay. -- Shelf Awareness, starred review

This unusual duo will make a heartwarming addition to any read-aloud collection. -- Booklist, starred review

About the Author

Emily Jenkinshas written many highly acclaimed books for children, including the picture book Toys Meet Snow, a New York Times Notable Book and a Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year, and the popular, award-winning chapter books that feature the same beloved characters, Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. She is also the author of A Fine Dessert, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; and Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Visit the author at emilyjenkins.com.

Chris Appelhans was selected as the Children's Choice Illustrator of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards for Sparky!, written by Jenny Offill. The book received two starred reviews, including one from Booklist declaring, "Appelhans is a revelation." Chris has also worked on several films, as an illustrator and a production designer for Coraline, an environment designer for Fantastic Mr. Fox, and a visual development artist for The Princess and the Frog.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Greyhound, A Great Book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple short sentences and wonderful illustrations
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple short sentences and wonderful illustrations
Reviewed in the United States on 28 August 2020
I love this book and can't wait to give it to my granddaughter!
I just wish it also came as a board book since the story told with pictures and simple sentences are
"greyt" for little ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a sweet little book with charming illustrations
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