Synopses & Reviews
Got a new puppy and need to find the perfect name? In twenty-six poems, told from A to Z, meet dogs of every type and personality imaginable. Does the puppy love to nap in the flowers? Name her Daisy! Maybe the puppy slips his collar. He?s Houdini! And don?t forget Melody, a dog who howls and croons to any kind of music.
For pet owners and dog lovers alike, this funny, rhyming collection will be sure to inspire love and laughs for any puppy personality.
"In this ebullient alphabet book of dog names, Archer's catchy poems are well paired with Buscema's puppies, whose boldly colored dog portraits have a retro style reminiscent of early Disney cartoons. There's a black cocker spaniel named Elvis ('His ears look like sideburns./ His fur's long and black./ And sometimes I wonder/ if Elvis is back!') and a demure poodle named Noodles, who grasps a pair of chopsticks. A final poem, 'The Perfect Name,' notes, 'With all the ways to name your dog,/ when all is said and done,/ whatever name you give your dog/ will be the perfect one.' The canine pageantry should delight, while providing some good suggestions from Aspen to Zipper. Ages 3 5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
For pet owners and dog lovers alike, this funny, rhyming A-to-Z collection of 26 poems is sure to inspire love and laughs for any puppy personality. Full color.
About the Author
Peggy Archer was born in Gary, Indiana on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, back when television shows were only in black and white. She grew up with two brothers and one sister. “We played baseball in the street, explored the woods, and played Hide and Seek after dark. I loved to read. I remember the many times my mother would tell me to ‘get my nose out of a book and go outside and play.’
“I sometimes wrote stories or an occasional poem when I was a little girl, but I didn’t think of writing to be published until I was married and had children. My children liked my stories, and I finally got the courage to send them out to children’s magazines. I had a little bit of luck early on, which encouraged me. It was very appropriate that my first book, One of the Family, was a Little Golden Book, because my mother read Golden books to me as a child.”
Besides writing for children, Peggy works as a registered nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital and as a school nurse, in Crown Point, Indiana. She enjoys reading, doing word puzzles, walking, country dancing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have six children and four grandchildren. She lives with her husband, Chuck, and their dog, Snickers, in Valparaiso, Indiana.