Hello, friends! Our book today is Two Dogs on a Trike, written by Gabi Snyder and illustrated by Robin Rosenthal, a fun and irreverent board book of counting from one to ten.
Spotting a lone canine slipping from the garden gate to meet up with a friend, a scowling kitty gives chase as the titular two dogs on a trike continue their journey, picking up more puppy pals along the way. With each new friend, the mode of transportation changes, from trike to scooter to bike, until then ten characters find themselves on a spacecraft with nine dogs… and one cat who has infiltrated their ranks. Spooking the dogs, the cat kicks into active pursuit of the wayward canines, with each friend splitting off from the pack until the original lone dog finds themself back in their home garden, and the cat can set forth on an adventure of their own (with another critter taking up the chase).
Whimsical and stylish. Combining two things that little ones love – vehicles and animals – with a wacky instruction on counting from one to ten, then back to one, this delightful board book makes for an entertaining read. Snyder’s bouncy rhyming text has a wonderful rhythm and snappy cadence, and Rosenthal’s hilariously expressive animals bring energy to every scene. The length is short and best for smaller bookworms, but JJ loved it, especially the grim-faced feline pursuer. Overall, this is a wonderful fun addition to any early library, and we definitely recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the author in exchange for an honest review.)