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Tucker Flips!
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Toddler picture book about three white puppy brothers in the snow. [s]

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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate | 3 comments There are three fluffy, white, little puppies. They look like Maltese. All boys. One is maturing faster and starts dreaming about adventures. His brothers are still having "food dreams." He likes to jump off the couch.

It snows, and they all go out to play. The adventurous little puppy finds a little girl with a sled. She let's him ride, and they go fast. He flies off and lands deep in the snow.

Because he's all white, his mother has a hard time finding him in the snow. She decides to knit them all bright colored sweaters, so she can find them when the next time they go out to play.

message 2: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 16228 comments When did you read it?

message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate | 3 comments We probably had the book around 2006, give our take.

message 4: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 222 comments How about " Tucker Flips!" by Leslie McGuirk

From Publishers Weekly:
Three white puppies frolic in this unpretentious picture book, whose elementary images and tiny trim size invite beginners. Tucker and his two brothers love to eat, sleep and play. In a montage of petite line drawings on an apple-green background, the identical pups demonstrate their favorite activities: "They played tug-of-war. They practiced barking." On his own, Tucker enjoys diving from the couch to a soft pillow. This urge for deeds of derring-do serves him well one winter day, when a bumpy sled ride tosses him into the air. A dotted line in the solid blue sky maps Tucker's end-over-end trajectory into snow that's the same pure white as his fur ("He wagged his tail to show [his mother] that he was okay"). The title suspensefully anticipates Tucker's performance, but, disappointingly, no pictures show him practicing his feat. On the other hand, McGuirk, who has published children's books in Japan, writes concise sentences and skillfully pares down her illustrations to a few careful lines and opaque colors. Her playful caricatures of West Highland white terriers (with their wiry coats, pointed ears and black-dot eyes and noses) suggest the pups' na?vet? and infectious bouncy energy.


message 5: by Kate (new)

Kate | 3 comments Yeah!! That's it! Tucker Flips! Thank you, Bonnie.

message 6: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 222 comments Kate wrote: "Yeah!! That's it! Tucker Flips! Thank you, Bonnie."

You're welcome :)

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