Puppies and Poems
Outskirts Press (2011)
Reviewed by Miles Cassells (age 2) and Mom for Reader Views (6/12)
“Puppies and Poems” by Nancy Sack is a really cute book. It has rhymes for everything from a party leading up to bedtime. I didn’t connect with the rhythm on every page. Sometimes I felt myself re-reading the lines because they didn’t really rhyme. Since Miles is only two, he didn’t notice.
His reactions to this book were good. He pointed at each illustration and said the words that he knows, like dog and cat. I think that Miles enjoyed the book and even though he cannot really tell us how much, his big smiles looking at the pictures make the point that he was interested.
The illustrations are so pretty and vibrant and the words are short and simple. I do not know that I would purchase this book for $19.99. I am not sure I liked it that much. We will, however, keep “Puppies and Poems” by Nancy Sack on the shelf and it will be a part of our book reading rotation.