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A Greyhound, a Groundhog

Written by Emily Jenkins & illustrated by Chris Appelhans
Published by Schwartz & Wade
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From a heavyweight author and illustrator duo comes a delicious tongue twister of a picture book that features a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog. With very spare, incredibly lively language, this is an entertaining read-aloud, with two amazing—and oh-so-adorable—characters at its heart. When a greyhound meets a groundhog, wordplay and crazy antics ensue. The two animals, much like kids, work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another. (Around, round hound. Around, groundhog!) The pace picks up (Around and around and astound and astound!), until they ultimately wear themselves out.

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In the same vein as Orange Pear Apple Bear, this book uses just a few words (although slightly more than 4!) arranged differently to create different scenarios described in tongue tripping phrases and illustrated with great movement! It’s a cute, short, fun little book that’s decidedly silly!

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Who Wrote A Greyhound, a Groundhog

Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins has written many highly acclaimed books for children, including Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and two Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Books: Five Creatures and That New Animal. She is also the author of the popular Toys trilogy: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Who Illustrated A Greyhound, a Groundhog

Chris Appelhans

Chris Appelhans was selected as the Children’s Choice Illustrator of the Year at the Children’s Choice Book Awards for Sparky!, his first picture book. The book received two starred reviews, including one from Booklist declaring, “Appelhans is a revelation.” Chris has also worked on several films, as an illustrator and a production designer for Coraline, an environment designer for Fantastic Mr. Fox, and a visual development artist for The Princess and the Frog.

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Publication Date:
January 3, 2017

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