My dog is as smelly as dirty socks: and other funny family portraits

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How do you draw your smelly dog? Your playful daddy? Your yummy mommy? See how one girl does it in this simple, clever picture book that's comprised of family portraits made out of objects. For example, her baby brother is so noisy--he's as loud as a whistle, a horn, and even a fire truck!--that she creates a picture of him with whistles for eyes, a horn mouth, and holding a fire truck. After the girl has described everyone in her family (including herself, in great detail), she asks, "What does your special family look like?" encouraging readers to create their own portraits. With a list of objects at the end of the book to use as a guide, this is the ideal choice for budding artists everywhere.

Here's a wonderful exploration of simile and metaphor for young readers. And don't miss the companion book My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil !

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Grouping Title my dog is as smelly as dirty socks and other funny family portraits
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Last Grouping Update 2018-09-18 23:43:40PM
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subject_facet Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Individuality -- Fiction, Individuality -- Juvenile fiction, Portraits -- Fiction, Portraits -- Juvenile fiction
title_display My dog is as smelly as dirty socks : and other funny family portraits
title_full My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks And Other Funny Family Portraits, My dog is as smelly as dirty socks : and other funny family portraits / by Hanoch Piven
title_short My dog is as smelly as dirty socks :
title_sub and other funny family portraits
topic_facet Families, Family life, Individuality, Juvenile Fiction, Picture Book Fiction, Portraits