Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ping Wants to Play by Adam Gudeon - OPTIONAL

Gudeon, Adam Ping Wants to Play, PICTURE BOOK. Holiday House. 2014. $14.95.

Ping and Pong are dogs, and Ping and Pong are friends. While they enjoy doing many things together, Ping likes to play, but Pong likes to nap. While Pong naps, Pings shenanigans land him in trouble. Luckily for Ping, Pong also likes to help.

This book was just okay. It’s not one that we read regularly. My 17 month-old, who loves books, picks this up now and again, but quickly loses interest. She won’t sit still as I try to read it to her either. It just doesn’t have the rhythm and the rhyme of a great picture book. The pictures are bland, and what should be a simple story line with simple narrative gets a little wordy towards the middle. This would be worth a check out from the library, but I wouldn’t pay $15.95 to purchase it.

PRE-K, EL (K-3)-- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Rebecca H.

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