Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Puppy in Circles

Puppy in Circles

Dwell Studio
Novelty Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Blue Apple Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-1609050269

Here is a puppy and he is swinging in a round tire that is hanging from a tree in a yard. Here he is again swimming in a round wading pool. It looks like two little birds would like to join him. Goodness! Here he is again and he is hiding in a round hole in a tree.

This clever board novelty book will help little children to identify circles. Seeing the puppy character inside a circle for several pages will help them to understand that there are circular objects and spaces in all kinds of places. In addition, the puppy character (which is a puppet that is built into the book) asks a question on four of the five double page spreads. This gives the book an interactive element.

Children are sure to enjoy playing with the puppet, peeking through the die-cut holes in the pages, and answering the puppy’s questions.