Doggy Slippers

Doggy Slippers

Written by: Luján, Jorge
Illustrated by: Isol
Translated by: Amado, Elisa
ages 2 to 5 / grades P to K

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When award-winning poet Jorge Lujan wrote to children all over Latin America asking them about their pets, he received many funny, interesting and touching replies. The children described all kinds of pets -- not only dogs, cats and rabbits, but turtles, parakeets and even a marmot. They wrote about what their pets looked like, the amusing things that they did, what they were like when they first got them and why they loved them so much.

Inspired by these letters, Jorge shaped the children's thoughts and feelings into this wonderful book -- a perfect first collection of poems for young readers.

When award-winning poet Jorge Lujan wrote to children all over Latin America asking them about their pets, he received many funny, interesting and touching replies. The children described all kinds of pets -- not only dogs, cats and rabbits, but turtles, parakeets and even a marmot. They wrote about what their pets looked like, the amusing things that they did, what they were like when they first got them and why they loved them so much.

Inspired by these letters, Jorge shaped the children's thoughts and feelings into this wonderful book -- a perfect first collection of poems for young readers.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 1, 2010
Specifications 32 pages | 8.3125 in x 11 in
Written By Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm
Illustrated by Isol is an award-winning author and illustrator, who has been honored with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature. She is renowned for creating picture books, which, as noted in the citation from the ALMA jury, are created “from the eye level of the child.” She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visit Isol's website: http://www.isol-isol.com.ar/ Visit Isol's blog: http://www.isol-isol.com.ar/
Written By
Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm
Illustrated by
Isol is an award-winning author and illustrator, who has been honored with the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to children’s literature. She is renowned for creating picture books, which, as noted in the citation from the ALMA jury, are created “from the eye level of the child.” She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visit Isol's website: http://www.isol-isol.com.ar/ Visit Isol's blog: http://www.isol-isol.com.ar/
Audience ages 2 to 5 / grades P to K

Commended, Junior Library Guild Selection, 2010

“There's a lot to discuss with every poem here, a perfect mine of possibilities for family enjoyment as well as engaging classroom projects. Highly recommended.” —Toronto Star

“All are given depth and flavor by Isol's sly, sophisticated spreads, which pair frenetic scribbles with similarly energetic washes of color.” —Publishers Weekly

“The poems are amusing, touching and filled with the joy of life which can only be expressed through the exuberant words of young children with a story to tell...Highly recommended.” —CM Magazine