The adorable cartoon doggie named Tucker comes home to America in an all-new picture book. Tucker is already a beloved character in Japan, where his best friend--New England artist Leslie McGuirk--first introduced him in a series of stories and merchandise. Now a whole new nation of young readers can find a best friend in this little terrier with big dreams and a loyal heart.
Tucker's two brothers eat, watch TV, and sleep. But Tucker has more on his mind--he likes to dive off the couch onto a pillow and dreams of playing with the children down the block. Soon fantasy becomes reality when the first snow strikes and Tucker takes the sled ride of his life!
With vibrant, childlike illustrations and a brief text, this handy-sized picture book is perfect for new readers, while its tongue-in-cheek humor will engage older siblings and even parents. Tucker Flips! shows just how much fun a little dog--and a little girl--can have.
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Leslie McGuirk, founder of McGuirk's Quirks design studio, lives in Ports-mouth, New Hampshire.From Publishers Weekly:
Three white puppies frolic in this unpretentious picture book, whose elementary images and tiny trim size invite beginners. Tucker and his two brothers love to eat, sleep and play. In a montage of petite line drawings on an apple-green background, the identical pups demonstrate their favorite activities: "They played tug-of-war. They practiced barking." On his own, Tucker enjoys diving from the couch to a soft pillow. This urge for deeds of derring-do serves him well one winter day, when a bumpy sled ride tosses him into the air. A dotted line in the solid blue sky maps Tucker's end-over-end trajectory into snow that's the same pure white as his fur ("He wagged his tail to show [his mother] that he was okay"). The title suspensefully anticipates Tucker's performance, but, disappointingly, no pictures show him practicing his feat. On the other hand, McGuirk, who has published children's books in Japan, writes concise sentences and skillfully pares down her illustrations to a few careful lines and opaque colors. Her playful caricatures of West Highland white terriers (with their wiry coats, pointed ears and black-dot eyes and noses) suggest the pups' na?vet? and infectious bouncy energy. Children may well flip over this endearing daredevil. Ages 3-up. (Oct.)
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