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A greyhound, a groundhog / Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Chris Appelhans.

Jenkins, Emily, 1967- author. (Author). Appelhans, Chris, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library E J (Text) 33500012420204 Main Available -
Barnesville Public Library E J (Text) 33500012733887 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E J (Text) 33500012420196 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553498059
  • ISBN: 0553498053
  • ISBN: 9780553498066
  • ISBN: 0553498061
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A tongue twister featuring a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog who work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 November #2
    *Starred Review* With impressive economy of language, Jenkins (Toys Meet Snow, 2015) crafts an energetic, guileless story about the camaraderie between a greyhound and a groundhog. Much as Emily Gravett did in Orange Pear Apple Bear (2007), Jenkins uses a handful of words (round, ground, hog, dog) that she combines, splices, and rearranges on each page. On one spread, the groundhog watches as the greyhound chases its tail in a circle: "A groundhog, a greyhound, / a grey little / round hound." This repetition is ideal for young readers and listeners, who will also be swept up by the abundant wordplay. As the two start to run in gleeful, dizzying circles, the text becomes jumbled into nonsensical phrases that pleasurably trip off the tongue. Words arc and swoop over the pages, mimicking the animals' antics, until an awe-inspiring moment stops them in their tracks. This simple story is elevated by Appelhans' watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, which capture the dog and hog's joie de vivre with dynamic streaks and swooshes. In moments of stillness, readers can appreciate the greyhound's graceful lines and dappled, opaline coat, or the coconut-shaped groundhog's cheery grin. This unusual duo will make a heartwarming addition to any read-aloud collection. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Emily Jenkins has written many highly acclaimed books for children, including the picture book Toys Meet Snow, a New York Times Notable Book and a Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of the Year, and the popular, award-winning chapter books that feature the same beloved characters, Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. She is also the author of A Fine Dessert, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; and Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Visit the author at
Chris Appelhans was selected as the Children’s Choice Illustrator of the Year at the Children’s Choice Book Awards for Sparky!, written by Jenny Offill. 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.

Subject: Stories in rhyme.
Greyhounds > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Woodchuck > Fiction.
Tongue twisters
JUVENILE FICTION > Concepts > Words.
JUVENILE FICTION > Concepts > Size & Shape.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Dogs.
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