What begins as a playful game of fetch between a boy and his dog turns into a wild goose chase
that springs from one page to the next in this perfect read-aloud.

interior pages of Bow-Wow Wiggle Waggle
Giggle and wiggle along with the animals!
The text is a rhyme of animal sounds and movements; the story is in the pictures.
Ask "what's happening in this picture?" as you turn the pages.

School Library Journal
...A tight textual rhythm is satisfying and will spark a conversation between the reader and viewer.

Kirkus Reviews
...A bright-eyed and bouncy pup yowls for joy waiting to play ball with its young owner.
But as the game of fetch begins, the "paw-paw pitter-patter" of a tiger cat creeps onto the page.
DePalma has created a syncopated soundscape of animal noises as the puppy chases the cat
past a host of other wildlife....
Full of energy and zip, this is a good example of onomatopoeia, well complemented
by the engaging pictures and heartfelt story. (Picture book. 3-7)

Publisher's Weekly
DePalma (Uh-Oh!) offers a festive exercise in free association, alliteration, and onomatopoeia.
Spare, gently comedic watercolors tell the story: a boy and his dog are playing fetch
("bow-wow/ wiggle-waggle/ yip-yap/ yowl!") when a cat appears ("paw-paw/ pitter-patter.../ meow!/ growl!"),
and a multianimal ruckus ensues...
It's a fun read-aloud, but not a quiet one:
preschoolers will be easily drawn into the book's verbal energy. Ages 3–7.

Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle activity
The words in the book look like they sound. Try this at home with pencils, crayons, markers and some fun words!

I am sorry that all of our red balls have bounced, I cannot sent you one!
But you can still get the book--ask for it at your local bookstore or library.

CuriousCity made a StoryWalk of Bow-Wow-Wiggle-Waggle, available at the Portland ME Public Library.
What is a StoryWalk? Take a look!

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