cover image Color Dog

Color Dog

Matthew Van Fleet, photos by Brian Stanton. S&S/Wiseman, $19.99 (22p) ISBN 978-1-4814-4986-1

Dogs already held the spotlight in Van Fleet and Stanton’s Dog (2007), and this interactive follow-up features them in spreads devoted to almost a dozen colors. Tabs, flaps, pop-ups, and textures augment the bouncy rhymes and adorable photos. “Red the fire hydrant,/ Red the bouncing balls,/ Red my furry blankie—/ gnaw, gnaw, gnaw!” writes Van Fleet as a pull-tab makes one dog’s head shake back and forth as it tugs at a cloth blanket. Scratch-and-sniff elements on the “yellow” page only go so far as flowers and dirty socks, thankfully, ignoring a certain puddle. Ages 2–up. (Aug.)