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Title:
Pet wash
Author:
Dodds, Dayle Ann.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Wally and Gene will wash any pet--cat, eel, kangaroo, or ant--but they draw the line at baby brothers.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.9 0.5 54590.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780763609894

9780763609900
Format :
Book

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Amusing rhymes and colorful pictures add to the fun of this story where two kids decide to wash all the pets at the zoo. Illustrations.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

With buckets, brushes and spray bottles scattered about their lawn, two amiable young entrepreneurs open a "Pet Wash" stand. They lather a cooperative orange cat, which they distract with treats and a toy bird ("Wash your cat?/ We can do that!/ Spic and span in no time flat"). They fluff a bear's hair "with loving care" and sponge an eel ("It's no big deal"). As business picks up, Dodds (The Great Divide) abbreviates the patter: "Seal? Deal. Rhino? Fine-O. Hippo? Zippo!" The author perfectly times the clincher, when a boy interrupts the rhyme to ask, "Excuse me! Can you wash my baby brother?" The fearless salesmen take one look at the messy creature and close up shop. In winsome acrylic images, debut artist Freeman pays careful attention to the unusual clients and the practical tools of the trade. She pairs small, curious children with imposing but smiling pets; one mild girl brings a scaly green crocodile, its dangerous snout closed with a charming red ribbon. The illustrator shows every client receiving personalized treatment, including an ant tenderly cleaned with a Q-tip. Washers and washees alike exude kindness in this gentle and sweetly funny venture. Ages 2-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Young readers will be in stitches as they follow the antics of Wally and Gene. The boys advertise their business and bravely tackle the washing and grooming of animals of all sizes and shapes-a bear, an eel, a kangaroo, a crocodile, a hippo, a rhino, a seal, and even an ant. How do you wash an eel? "It's no big deal. We'll dry him on our eel-mobile." The illustration shows the elongated fish lying atop toy trucks, being pulled along by a tricycle. A crocodile with a red ribbon around its snout and a bear in hair curlers are only a few of Gene and Wally's innovative techniques. But even these fearless pet washers are flummoxed when asked to clean up one young customer's baby brother. Children will appreciate the slapstick humor in this short, rhyming tale. A few of the words may be unfamiliar, but by using context clues and the illustrations, they should sail through the story with ease. Freeman's fun-filled, colorful cartoons provide just the right touch of additional amusement to this easy-to-read tale.-Laurie Edwards, Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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