Nancy Coffelt Dogs in Space

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Dogs in Space

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Whether playing hide-and-seek among Saturn’s moons, flying kites on windy Jupiter, or spinning sideways on Uranus, these dogs know how to have fun. Along the way the dogs and the reader learn basic facts about the planets and how to identify each one. A detailed glossary is included. “An exciting visual journey.”--School Library Journal

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About the Author:

The author and illustrator Nancy Coffelt loves dogs, and pugs are some of her favorites! She and her two dogs meet up with them on walks and in the park and, yes, have even seen them traveling down the highway in big rigs. Nancy spends her time in Portland, Oregon, having fun with her family, writing books, creating bright oil-pastel artwork for galleries, and, of course, drawing pugs.

From Publishers Weekly:

This eye-catching attempt to introduce children to the solar system combines whimsy and fact to ultimately unsuccessful effect. Coffelt's ( Good Night, Sigmund ) canines wear Flash Gordon space helmets and rocket belts as they fly to each planet--sneezing in the red dust on Mars, dodging asteroids en route to Jupiter. "Even though there are no other dogs in space, or people, either, dogs in space like space. There are no cats in space. There are no fleas in space." On the other hand, there are no "soft laps" or "crunchy dog bones" either, so "dogs in space go home, for now." This capacious and potentially confusing amalgam of planetary facts is followed by a three-page, small print, encyclopedic text about the solar system ("The Solar System is what we call the family of nine planets, their moons, and the countless other celestial bodies that circle the Sun."). While Coffelt's bold, neon-colored pastels on black paper are arresting (resembling the scratch paintings of childhood), this hybrid of fact and fancy will likely puzzle the preschoolers for whom it is intended. Ages 3-7.
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