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Wiggle / Doreen Cronin ; art by Scott Menchin.

Cronin, Doreen. (Author).
Book Book (c2005.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005.
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  • ISBN: 0689863756
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: Rhyming text describes the many ways to wiggle.
Target Audience: Ages 1-4.
Authors: Menchin, Scott, (ill.).
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 May #1
    /*Starred Review*/ Pres-K. It will be hard to stop a group of little ones or even a lone child from wiggling through this one; the text is that infectious. A spotted dog on the cover, vigorously working a hula hoop, leads children through a wiggling world: "Do you wake up with a wiggle? / Do you wiggle out of bed? / If you wiggle with your breakfast, / it may wind up on your head." The delightful cartoon-style, ink-and-watercolor artwork is highlighted by tidbits of collage. In the case of the above quote, the picture shows the droopy canine with a photograph of a pancake planted squarely on its head. Every candy-colored page features the funny, frenetic dog involved in some furious activity, and the sense of motion and movement is palpable each time. The text is occasionally labored: "Wiggle slowly when with polar bears. They're very wiggle shy." But the artwork picks up the slack so well that kids won't know what to do first: wiggle or giggle. ((Reviewed May 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2005 May #4
    Youngsters can't be expected to sit still while listening to this energetic read-aloud featuring an animated doggie who wiggles in a variety of situations-some comically outlandish. At times zigzagging across the pages, Cronin's (Click, Clack, Moo) bouncy, rhymed text repeats the title word frequently-and with gusto-from the opening spread, which asks, "Do you wake up with a wiggle? Do you wiggle out of bed?" as the contented canine gives his tail a vociferous wag. A flip of the page reveals the pooch in a chef's hat flipping a pancake ("If you wiggle with your breakfast, it might wind up on your head"), and the pancake, in kid-pleasing fashion, does just that. Subsequent silly scenarios show the amiable pup wiggling with his shadow and underwater, where he cavorts with fish. Menchin (The Day the Whale Came) amusingly depicts the hound hero's shenanigans in vividly hued digitally rendered cartoon art. At times the solid colors leak outside his bold black lines, creating a wiggly effect. And the compositions incorporate some fun photographic images: a rubber ducky, and a knitted hat and body suit, which the pooch wears while wiggling with polar bears. The tale's tail end announces "I think we're out of wiggles now. See you wiggle soon!" Enthusiastic youngsters may take that as an enticing invitation to start the book all over again. Ages 1-4. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2005 June
    PreS-There's not a lot of story here, but there is plenty of fun as a playful, rump-shaking pup leads toddlers through some of the many ways to move around: "Do you wake up with a wiggle?/Do you wiggle out of bed?/If you wiggle with your breakfast,/it might wind up on your head." The dog goes on to jiggle and dance with various objects and creatures before falling asleep beneath the moon. Menchin's lively, digitally rendered art incorporates elements of reality-photographic bits and pieces-that are well integrated into broad, bright cartoon illustrations. Cronin's nonsensical text is rhythmic and buoyant. Pair this sunny, silly book with Jonathan London's Wiggle Waggle (1999) or Katie Davis's Who Hops? (1998, both Harcourt) for an active storytime about animals in motion.-Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Citation:

Cronin, Doreen. "Wiggle." New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.

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