Monday, January 21, 2008

Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake

How to write your first kids' book review:

Go to the library. Find this book. See the cover, with the title's first part in big letters across the top, and the second part slightly smaller underneath that.

Also picture two dogs, one big and one little, running along on a grassy field, following a tail that is black with a distinct white stripe running down the back.

Laugh out loud in the library, then check out the book so you can take it home and show your husband. Laugh at it together at home.

Remember that Dav Pilkey, the author of this book, writes a series of books about a hero named Captain Underpants. Google "Dav Pilkey" and figure out that "Big Dog and Little Dog" is also a series. Think about how it's dumb to spell your nickname that way if your name is David. Wish that he would spell it "Dave" like a normal person, so you can stop calling him "Dav-with-a-short-a" in your head. (You know, like the words have and calve?)

Read the book. Realize that the text isn't necessarily a revelation in good writing. Realize that that's okay because the pictures make up for it. Vote yes to Big Dog and Little Dog and their funny mistake.

Lather, rinse, repeat for more fun kids' books in the future! =)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? I TOTALLY thought his name was Dav, to rhyme with salve.:)