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November 6, 2018 • Page 12 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com The Bookworm ... For Young Readers ‘Horse Meets Dog’ Is Silly Fun “Horse Meets Dog” by Elliott Kalan & Tim Miller; © 2018, Balzer + Bray; 40 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER What are you today? Obviously, you’re a kid. You’re a boy or a girl, and somebody’s baby. But you could also be a superhero just for the afternoon, or maybe a fireman or dancer or a tiger but you might have to explain that part to a grown-up. As in “Horse Meets Dog” by Elliott Kalan & Tim Miller, it’s easy to get confused. When Dog met Horse, he thought just one thing: that creature standing there was an exceptionally huge dog. Horse, on the other hand, thought that perhaps Dog was wrong. Horse knew he wasn’t big. Not at all, he was really exactly the size he needed to be. No, he thought that Dog was small — much smaller, in fact, as horses go. He thought that Dog was “just a tiny baby.” A little eensyweensy baby-sized horse, and he probably needed a nice warm “bottle of hay” so he wouldn’t cry. Ugh. Dog had to spit out that awful stuff from the bottle, and that was when he noticed Horse’s “weird feet.” They weren’t paws. They were hard and very un-squishy. What hap- pened to Horse’s paws? Better question, said Horse, is what happened to Dog’s beautiful mane? It would be long and flowing, if he took really good care of it. And Dog’s tail was all wrong, like a short, furry stick. It should be like a “hair waterfall” instead of that pathetic thing Dog had on his bottom. But they could still be friends, right? Couldn’t they? So they exchanged gifts but Horse got Dog a horsey present and Dog got Horse a doggy thing and they were awful gifts. Those kinds of presents weren’t a bit of fun for either of them. Ugh again. Were they wrong? Were they horses — or dogs? Horses say, “NEIGH NEIGH NEIGH” all day long. Dogs bark. What was going on? Who will win this argument? And when someone equally weird with funnylooking feet and a strange mane and an odd voice comes poking around, well, what’s really worth arguing about? Pure silliness. That’s what your young child will get when you’ve got “Horse Meets Dog” around. Pure mistaken-identity silliness. And that’s perfect for a kid who thrives on that kind of thing, as authors Elliott Kalan & Tim Miller take a simple meeting and turn it upside down with a lot of conclusion-jumping by both of the title characters. Horse and Dog have little-kid-imaginative (and very incorrect) outlooks on one another, and toddlers and preschoolers will clearly see what’s off about that. Indeed, this book is absolutely for them, with its simple artwork, spare narrative and its page-action that invites lingering on a snowy day. If you’re so inclined, it also invites giggles, as both animals vie to take control, and fail spectacularly. While it’s possible that a new reader may be able to get through this story well-enough, it’s really more for the 3- to 5-year-old booklover. For youngsters in that age group, “Horse Meets Dog” is perfect, no matter what kind of kid they are. Mead Update PHOTO: DAKOTA TERRITORIAL MUSEUM We absolutely love our volunteers. For many months now, Lynette Goehring (pictured above) has put in many hours into cataloging, recording and boxing up the research library at the Dakota Territorial Museum. She is finally done, and she and the library are ready to be moved to the Mead Cultural Education Center. Lynette is just one of our many dedicated volunteers that have given so much of their time to making sure this move is a success. Now is a great time to get your membership to the Yankton County Historical Society. We have options for students, individuals, couples, families and businesses. There are wonderful benefits to joining, including free admission to the museum for an entire year! There is something for everyone. Dec. 10-14 we will be offering a members-only look at the Children’s Transportation Museum and the new exhibits, as well as a look at what is still to come. On Saturday, Dec. 15, we will have our Vintage Christmas event in the afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact us at 82 Mickelson Drive or call us at 605-6653898. Check us out at www. dakotaterritorialmuseum. org, wwww.meadbuilding. org, on Facebook/Dakota Territorial Museum, or call 605-665-3898. EEDvEeD IERpersNn be deli er d R hopS ca CARValley S d ornings an ri Missou etween Tuesday m anytime b ys by 6:00pm. Wednesda XTRA E XTRA E money? spending e r tunity! Need som fect oppo per This is the vailable tes now a ou Yankton r SD Yankton, ut Street, 319 Waln -5884 at 605-665 Call Steve If you read this you know... advertising pays! Call the Missouri Valley Shopper at 665-5884 or stop by to place your ad today! 319 Walnut St. • Yankton MV Shopper MV Shopper M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y New At The Library Here’s what’s new at the Yankton Community Library this week: ADULT BOOKS • A Girl’s Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper, nonfiction • Dear Bob and Sue by Matt & Karen Smith, nonfiction • Carmine the Snake by Frank Dimatteo, nonfiction • Parent’s Guide to the T in Stem Education by Charles Eaton, nonfiction • Farm to Table Fabulous by Kimberly Ritter, nonfiction • The Great Grilled Cheese Book by Eric Greenspan, nonfiction • The Homemade Chef by James Tahhan, nonfiction • 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget by Lisa Leake, nonfiction • Mood Topia by Sara-Chana Silverstein, nonfiction • New Poets of Native Americans by Heid Erdrich, nonfiction • Simple Living for a Frantic World by Brooke McAlary, nonfiction • Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets by Joey Green, nonfiction • Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon, nonfiction • If You Love Me by Maureen Cavanagh, nonfiction • Close Your Eyes, Get Free by Grace Smith, nonfiction • A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay, fiction • Crudo: A Novel by Olivia Laing, fiction • Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly, fiction • Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty, fiction • The View From Here by Lynne Hinton • Cherry by Nico Walker, fiction • Relic by Alan Dean Foster, fiction • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, fiction • China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan, fiction • Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan, fiction • Mistress of Magic by Heather Graham, fiction • Dark Hollow by John Connolly, fiction • The Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner, fiction • Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner, fiction • Entangled The Homecoming by Barbara Bretton, fiction • Bad by Cloé Esposito, fiction • And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander, fiction • Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs, fiction • Red War by Vince Flynn, fiction • A Willing Murder by Jude Deveroux, fiction • Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin, fiction • Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks, fiction • The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, fiction • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, fiction • The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher, fiction • The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, fiction • The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall, fiction • Locksmith’s Daughter by Karen Brooks, fiction • The Summer List by Amy Doan, fiction • Texas Free by Janet Dailey, fiction LARGE PRINT BOOKS • Flying at Night by Rebecca Brown, fiction • The Highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia McClure, fiction • Social Creature by Tara Burton, fiction • Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar, fiction • True Heart’s Desire by Caroline Fyffe, fiction • X by Sue Grafton, fiction YOUNG ADULT BOOKS • Bilge Rat Pirate Adventure - Remarkable Adventure by Kevin Smith, fiction • Class Mobility by Duchess Harris, nonfiction • Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo, fiction • One-Punch Man Vol. 14 by One, manga • That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger, fiction JUNIOR BOOKS • A Look at Minerals by Cecilia Brannon, nonfiction • Seamless Sewing Projects by Veronica Yang, nonfiction • Origami Outfits by Sok Song, nonfiction • Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom by David Lewman, fiction • NBA’s Top Playoff Upsets by Marty Gitlin, nonfiction • Pasando Páginas by Sonio Sotomayor, Espanol nonfiction • Pastel para enemigos by Derek Munson, Espanol fiction • Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten by Cube Kid, fiction • Who’s Inside the Haunted House? by Courtney Acampora, fiction EASY READING BOOKS • Holi Colors by Rina Singh ADULT DVD’S • Ant-Man and the Wasp • Hotel Transylvania 3 • Lean On Me • Solo: A Star Wars Story • Sorry to bother you • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? ——— Did you know that you can reserve an item from home? Staff will then notify you as soon as the item is available! M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y Welcome Dr. Sara Pepper, Pediatrics Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. is pleased to announce the association of Sara Pepper, M.D. Call today to schedule an appointment. 1104 West 8th St., Yankton, SD 57078 605-665-5538 www.YanktonMedicalClinic.com
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