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Do your ears hang low?
Church, Caroline, illustrator.
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Two long-earred dogs celebrate their love to the words of a familiar children's song, with an exciting foldout surprise on the final page.
General Note:
First published in the United Kingdom in 2002.
Reading Level:
AD 20 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.6 1 Quiz: 27762 Guided reading level: E.
Added Author:
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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A joyful picture book about making friends and falling in love, based on the familiar, fun-filled children's song.

Do your ears hang low,
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?

Two sweet, foolish, floppy-eared puppies make friends and bounce their way through this fun-filled whimsical song!

Caroline Jayne Church's puppies are as enchanting as the rhyme itself--and will have children wagging their ears to and fro in no time!

Author Notes

Caroline Jayne Church studied graphic design in college. She has worked in every field of illustration, but is best known for her children's book illustrations. She illustrated numerous books including I Love You Through and Through written by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, How Do I Love You? written by Marion Dane Bauer, and You Are My Sunshine written by Jimmie Davis. She also wrote and illustrated several books including Ten Tiny Toes, I Love You Goodnight, I Am a Big Sister, and I Am a Big Brother. She died on April 25, 2018 at the age of 55.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Church (Hungry Hen) pictures two long-eared pups' playful romp in this reprise of a ridiculously catchy rhyme. Beginning with the title line, "Do your ears hang low?," a brown hound strolls up a hill alone. In the next spread, "Do they wobble to and fro?," a gray-spotted dog approaches from the other direction. When the dogs see one another, their ribbony ears fly up in surprise and become tangled ("Can you tie them in a knot?/ Can you tie them in a bow?"). They play a shy game of hide-and-seek to a second verse of "Do your ears hang high?/ Do they reach up to the sky?" Ultimately, a gatefold opens to show the new friends cheek-to-cheek, shaping a heart with their plume-like ears. The sequence concludes with instructions for hand gestures to accompany the song, and leaves the musical accompaniment to experienced singers. Church draws in a thick, squiggly black line on paper made from torn newsprint and flower petals. Her innocuous artwork and use of a familiar chant will suit any sing-along occasion, and her theme would endear her to the star of the equally comical Dog Eared (reviewed January 14). Ages 2-up. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-An attractive version of the well-known song. Many readers will be unfamiliar with the second verse, but it's just as nonsensical as the first. Two cartoon pups-one brown, one white-demonstrate the lyrics with their long floppy ears. They frolic in fields strewn with posies and the last foldout page reveals their long ears extended upward and intertwined to form a heart. Final pages show how youngsters can use hand motions to act out the verse. There is no musical score. Supplemental fun.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.