The Irish Setter Is Mailing a Letter
Dogs in Children’s Stories
The Irish Setter Is Mailing a Letter is one of the many activities dogs perform in this creative children’s book of different dog breeds doing simple human activities.
Excerpt from the book:
Dad’s Toy Poodles
are eating their noodles.
is enjoying a breeze.
What would your breed of dog do? Can you create a rhyme for your own canine?
Would they sing, swim, or mail a letter like the Irish Setter?
Illustrated by Candace Schoonover
Great way for kids to learn about the many kinds of dogs they may encounter. My grandkids giggle at the clever rhymes, such as “His best friend the Beagle is looking most regal” and “Dad’s Toy Poodles are eating their noodles.” Vibrant, colorful backgrounds accentuate the lovely, circular illustrations of the many dog breeds.
Leland Gamson’s book The Irish Setter Is Mailing a Letter is chock full of rhyming fun. Dogs, every breed imaginable, populate the book. And it is the name of the breed that provides the sound for rhyming. The dogs act in dog ways and people ways – providing illustrator Candace Schoonover with endless possibilities for her artistic skills. Sit back and enjoy the pages of this book.
A wonderful and informative little book to help familiarize children with many different
dog breeds in a format that is not confusing or overwhelming for the young child
learning to read. This will be an instant favorite for young dog lovers everywhere.
Young children will be able to identify 26 dog species in this delightfully illustrated book.
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