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Bark Park

by Karen Gray Ruelle

With a rollicking, rhyming text and colorful, simply detailed illustrations, author-illustrator Karen Gray Ruelle offers a delightful, affectionate look at our canine companions and why we love them.

Welcome to Bark Park, where dogs of every shape, size, and personality romp and roam. Young readers can cavort with these colorfully collaged canines before collapsing into sleep along with their doggie pals, worn out after a day of fun. Energetic rhymes are punctuated with cheerful illustrations in this bouncy, fast-paced frolic that is doggone fun!

Hardcover: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-434-1
Total Pages: 32
Size: 10 3/8 x 8 1/2
Language: English
Paperback: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-773-1
Total Pages: 32
Size: 10 3/8 x 8 1/2
Language: English
F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: K
F&P Grade: 2

Reviews

“The jaunty rhyming text and bright watercolor collages showcase dogs of all shapes and sizes…this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“With rollicking, rhyming text and colorful, simply detailed illustrations, author-illustrator Karen Gray Ruelle offers a delightful, affectionate look at our canine companions and why we love them.” ―Urban Dog

“…a perfect read-aloud book for summer…hours of fun…” ―The Wichita Eagle

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“An exuberant offering that will be a hit with many young dog lovers.” ―Booklist

“The movement on every page is happily carried by the snappy rhymes.” ―Parents Express

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Awards

South Carolina Picture Book Award (nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians 2010-2011

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Karen Gray Ruelle has written and illustrated a number of books, including Bark Park, Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered From the Nazis in Le Chambon (which she co-authored with Deborah Durland DeSaix), The Tree, and the Harry and Emily series. She has also worked as an editor, a reviewer, and a librarian. She lives in New York.