What could be more endearing than the bond between a baby and a puppy? A sweet and spirited tale from two picture-book masters.
In the little red house, a dog ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more as his heart goes thump, thump, thump. And then . . . CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go Buster, go Buster, go! Is behind the blue chair a good place to hide? With beautifully tender artwork and an engaging repetitive text, author Amy Hest and illustrator Polly Dunbar follow two little ones in a breathless game of chase — winding up in a heart-tugging role reversal sure to sweeten readers' dreams.
Readers will feel as though they're in the thick of the fun thanks to the exclamations and exhortations that punctuate the narration, as well as the inviting energy of the sunny-hued pictures, which give the familiar rhythms and tensions of the game delicious immediacy. A page doesn't go by without a wonderful moment: in one round of the game, the toddler announces her presence by dropping peas, one by one, onto Buster's head. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
An amusing tale with heart that preschoolers will enjoy. —Kirkus Reviews