Poppy the Pirate Dog (Candlewick Sparks) (Paperback)
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“Good pacing and appealing artwork. . . . Engaging fare for young readers.” —Booklist
Poppy the dalmatian can’t wait to go on a seaside vacation with her family; she thinks it will be fun to be a pirate dog. But she’s afraid of boats! After trying—and failing—to be brave on a fishing boat, a seal-spotting cruise, a pedal boat, and a speedboat, Poppy has almost given up. Will she manage to find her pirate ship before the family heads back home? From New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler comes a full-color early reader for adventurous young scalawags and their pirate pooches.
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Phillips’s playful illustrations rendered in ink and watercolors provide strong context for assistance with word recognition, comprehension, and fluency. In the same vein as Cynthia Rylant’s “Henry and Mudge” books, this well-crafted title is sure to be a hit with early readers
—School Library Journal
The text is divided into short chapters, with a large font and lots of white space around the text blocks to assist new readers. Illustrations in watercolor and ink provide an amusing personality for Poppy...
Punchy dialogue and ample artwork nicely gear this to recent picture book graduates.
An amusing tale for readers who are beyond the beginning stage but not quite ready for full-length chapter books. With its good pacing and appealing artwork, the episodic story also works well as a read-aloud choice. ... Engaging fare for young readers.
Comprised of six chapters, the length of the story makes it suitable for a child who is learning to read independently. Presented in a charming manner, the illustrations contribute to the adventuresome feel. This is a nice addition for children who are still mastering their reading skills.
—Library Media Connection
Perfect for kids looking for an adventurous read.