Thursday, April 8, 2010
Woof: A Love Story
Woof: A Love Story is a delightful rhyming story of miscommunication with a happy ending. Sarah Weeks's use of similes ("tiny and pink as a cake-frosting rose") are one example of her nimble and clever use of words. Holly Berry's collage illustrations are humorous and rich. Each page is like a feast of expressions and colors.
Woof could be read for several different purposes. There are several themes (love, determination, miscommunication, differences) that could be explored. This book would be a great vehicle for partner reading or for a reader's theater piece.