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*Domino (Super Sturdy Picture Books)* by Claire Masurel, illustrated by David Walker
 
Also illustrated by David Walker:

Time for a Hug

Bears on Chairs

Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere

Domino (Super Sturdy Picture Books)
by Claire Masurel, illustrated by David Walker
Baby-preschool 24 pages Candlewick February 2007 Hardcover    

Domino is a small puppy who goes out to play with four big puppies. Domino cannot jump as high as the other puppies, all of which are able to jump into the sandbox to play with the toys. He cannot run as fast as the big puppies as they bound down the hill, nor can he bark as loud as the big puppies when they howl to the sky. When a ball bounces by, Domino cannot jump high enough to reach it, he cannot run fast enough to catch it, but as it rolls under a fence at the bottom of the hill he is small enough to climb under it and get the ball. Being small isnít so bad, after all!

With simple sentence structure and sturdy page design, this is a perfect book for both little listeners and new readers. The watercolor-style pictures provide additional detail to the story and are effective in their simplicity. The addition of a bee, a bunny, a bird, and a turtle (at least one on each page) also provides other characters for little listeners to search and find.

Domino is a fast and fun read guaranteed to keep the youngest listeners and readers entertained. The thick, sturdy pages make for a wonderful transition from board books to picture books, and the message of the story is certainly suitable to the audience.



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