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Sandra Boynton's Snuggle Puppy shows children's activities in different seasons. There's also a part at the end that encourages reading softly, then loudly.
The parent in Snuggle Puppy sings a silly song to let the puppy know that the parent loves the puppy all the time.
Positive Role Models
Snuggle Puppy's dog parent is always loving and affectionate.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sandra Boynton's toddler book Snuggle Puppy shows a dog parent expressing love in rhyme to a little puppy. It's a simple, engaging poem about unconditional love, as the dog tells the puppy that "Everything about you is especially fine!" and "I love what you are. I love what you do." Fun, silly drawings of the puppy jumping into a pile of leaves or pulling a sled make this a fun tool for teaching toddlers about seasons. The book's loving message makes it a nice choice as a Valentine's Day gift from a parent or grandparent to a child.
Is It Any Good?
Like Sandra Boynton's other toddler books, Snuggle Puppy creates a warm, fun feeling for children. This little love poem is cute and memorable, and the pictures are funny. Children enjoy returning to Boynton's books for their silly rhymes and entertaining illustrations, and they'll have fun pointing out simple objects and identifying different seasons and activities. The book's sweet, loving message makes it a nice Valentine's Day gift from a parent to a child.
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