Friday, February 22, 2019

Name that Dog by Peggy Archer

I collect poetry and alphabet books, and this book is a combination of both. Name that Dog by Peggy Archer and illustrated by Stephanie Buscema was published in 2010. Each letter of the alphabet has the name of the dog, a poem to go with it, and cute picture of a dog to match. 

A is a yellow lab named Aspen. Here is the picture for B and the words of the poem:

My dog has two black patches
that cover up his eyes. 
He sneaks around from room to room
a bandit in disguise, 

Stealing socks and slippers, 
baseball caps and soap, 
garden gloves, and wooden spoons, 
keys and jumping rope. 

So if there something missing
like a book or cowboy boot,
just take a look by Bandit's bed- 
that's where he keeps his loot. 

The last page has a poem about naming a dog and the last stanza says: "With all the ways to name your dog, when all is said and done, whatever name you give your dog will be the perfect one."

Read to a child today even if that child is you.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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