Welcome to the second installment of SciWo’s Storytime, a low-production cost substitute for the recently canceled children’s television classic, Reading Rainbow.
This week, Minnow and I have been enjoying the book “Move Over Rover” by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer.
I apologize for the poor video quality. I think daytime shoots are going to work better. If you get the book from the library, you’ll see that the surprise twist is foreshadowed throughout the book. Jane Dyer is an amazing illustrator.
After reading the book a few dozen times, Minnow and I realized that we had a stuffed dog that looks remarkably similar to Rover…though Minnow persists in calling this dog Clifford. We also have a few dozen other stuffed animals and dolls around the house. No dog house though. But maybe we had enough animals to fill up the pop-up tent in Minnow’s room? We got 2 bears, 2 bunnies, an armadillo, a platypus, a sea lion, a leopard, a few dolls, and Rover/Clifford into the tent.
Nope. Not quite a full tent (even with Minnow added to it). It appears that stuffed animals tend to be smaller than their real-life counterparts.
If you liked Move Over Rover, Minnow thinks that you will like
- I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by the same author (and the book we were looking for at the library when we found Move Over Rover);
- It’s Time For Bed by Mem Fox and the same illustrator (and a source of frequent evening time quotes in the Science residence); and
- books about Clifford the Big Red Dog if you want to read more about the misadventures of dogs