Early Rider

William Wegman, Author
William Wegman. Dial, $6.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-8037-3933-8
Reviewed on: 06/02/2014
Release date: 06/12/2014
Gray Weimaraner puppies show off their driving, riding, and flying skills in this lighthearted board book. Wegman photographs the dogs in active poses, then draws and paints settings around them: one worried dog, ears and legs akimbo, is posed atop a roughly drawn bicycle careening toward the ground (“Yikes, it’s Mike!/ He’s riding a bike./ He might do better/ on a trike”). Skateboarders, sledders, and sailors also appear, and each spread is an entertaining combination of photographic puppy cuteness, linguistic fun, and expressively imagined journeys. Simultaneously available: 3...2...1... Circus! Up to age 2. (June)
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