Dog in Boots by Greg Gormley

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Gormley, Greg. Dog in Boots. Illustrated by Roberta Angaramo. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2011.

This book tells a tale of a dog that reads a book about shoes and goes on a hunt for shoes like them. He finally finds the right pair…or does he? This story is very adventurous and comical at the same time. The author does an excellent job with page turners. There is no rhyme or planned layout of the text. The dog in the story has dialogue. The illustrations are very simplistic. They show what they need to show for the text. The illustrations are outlined with charcoal colored lines. This book takes turns between using double page spreads and single pages. It also mixes in some white space usage. The illustrations don’t really tell more about the story, but they have a few extras in them. For example, a pond scene has not just the dog, but also a frog and some fish. This story really gets children thinking about what kind of shoes each time the dog goes in the shop that he will need. The text as well as the illustrations encourage turn of the page.

Note from Jade:

I just started another class towards my teaching certification, so my reviews will be done towards night instead of morning.

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