Stretch (Hardcover)

By Doreen Cronin, Scott Menchin (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416953418, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009



Can you stretch to the ceiling? Can you stretch to the floor? You can stretch with a whisper, you can stretch with a roar Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin give new meaning to the yoga pose downward facing dog as publishing's most energetic pooch explores the many, many ways a kid can get limber. More than simple toe touching, this pup stretches to ride a breeze, grab a snack from a tree, catch a wave. His bubble gum even gets in on the stretching action. POP And he reminds us not to forget that we also need to stretch our imaginations (recognize that statue, anyone?). This interactive, energetic rhyming text will also help parents stretch out reading time with their youngsters.

About the Author

Doreen Cronin is the author of many bestselling and award-winning picture books, including Thump Quack Moo; Duck for President; Dooby, Dooby, Moo; Bounce; and Wiggle. Her first book, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, was awarded a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Scott Menchin teaches at Pratt Institute and is the illustrator of Wiggle and Bounce. He has also lent his unique style to such high-profile companies and publications as Dr Pepper, Time, and the New York Times. He lives in New York City. Visit him on the Web at