When the dog in his drawing comes to life, Sam and his new pet share a barnyard adventure.
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PreSchool-K-- Sam yearns for a dog but his mother tells him that "an apartment is no place to keep a dog." She suggests he draw a picture of one, a doodle as she calls it. Sam does, and takes his "doodle" to bed with him. In the morning, he is awakened by something licking his face. His drawing has come to life and Sam naturally names his pet Doodle. The story, told in simple declarative sentences, leaves readers wondering whether Doodle is part of Sam's imagination or a magical dog who appears at will. The colored-pencil illustrations have been blended to produce a pleasing softness. Sam and his mother have the ruddy, apple-cheeked quality found in the classic cartoons of the 1950s, and the various cows, chickens, and pigs Sam and Doodle meet on the farm also have a charming plumpness. Overall, the illustrations reflect a sunny, secure world in which a young boy's dreams can come true. The layout of text and illustrations blends nicely together with an eye-catching mix of large and small drawings. A simple story, appealingly told and illustrated. --Denise Anton Wright, Library Book Selection Service, Inc., Bloomington, IL
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0525445854
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0525445854