By: Deborah Stevenson Illustrated by: Morgan Spicer Publisher: Pigs Fly Books Publication Date: July 2020 ISBN: 978-1734824209 Reviewed by: Holly Connors Review Date: June 2020
Children’s author Deborah Stevenson has written several wonderful books to delight children and I’ve had the pleasure of reading and reviewing some of them. Each title has been a joy to read and I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite - now I must addPugs Wearing Parkasto that list of favorites.
Meet two adorable pugs who are proudly strutting around on the first day of spring. They are wearing parkas and they know they “look pretty good.” These pugs are out for a run and are quite happy to show off their parkas to anybody they might encounter.
“We are pugs wearing parkas!” they proudly announce to a dachshund who struts with a hint of a flounce. “Wearing parkas?” she asks, with a puzzled expression. “On a balmy spring day? Not the best first impression.”
Undaunted by the dachshund’s reaction, they next encounter a hound and again, meet with an unenthusiastic reaction. But soon it is summer and the pugs wear their parkas to the beach. It’s hot and the parkas are probably not the best things to be wearing to the beach but that doesn’t stop the pugs. Maybe those seagulls will be impressed...
One inquires, “What’s a parka?” His friend gives a shrug. “Never mind about parkas. Explain-what’s a pug?”
Onward the pugs go, through fall and into the winter season. Will the pugs ever get the response they want from those they encounter? Will the parkas ever be the correct outerwear for the season?
Pugs Wearing Parkasis an absolutely flawless children’s book that gave me giggles and had me re-reading the book several times. I even read the book out-loud to my husband to test the rhyme and it got him laughing (he’s not one to typically laugh at a children’s book). The story is funny, the rhyming flows seamlessly, the illustrations are adorable and the ending is perfect. In short, I can’t say enough positive things about this book. Add it to your child’s collection!
Quill says:Pugs Wearing Parkasis a delightful book about silly, adorable pugs that will keep your child engaged and laughing until the very last page.