In real life, Winnie needed to play ball quite a bit, and this book represents only some of the action. The "yucky balls" are all too real, and Bob (my husband) used to put them on the fence in a sort of folk art display. It is possible that Pogo ate them, because they have disappeared.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Two early readers that introduce Annie, a delightful blonde, blue-eyed toddler, and Winnie, her huge, lovable dog. Each book has four brief stories, told in eight simple sentences running across the bottom of the pages. Winnie's daily activities provide familiar plots as children watch her play with balls and beg to go in and out the door. Each book has directions for parents on "Helping Your Brand-New Reader." The softly colored gouache illustrations are cozy and pleasant. The books are just the right size for small hands and the stories are humorous as well as sequential. They are shorter than Cynthia Rylant's "Henry and Mudge" stories (S & S), although they convey the same droll sense of humor. Popular additions to the easy-reader shelves.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
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