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Move Over, Rover!    by Karen Beaumont & Jane Dyer order for
Move Over, Rover!
by Karen Beaumont
Order:  USA  Can
Harcourt, 2006 (2006)
* * *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

One bright summer day Rover is left alone in his dog house wishing he had a playmate.

Suddenly the rain begins and Rover, happy to be in the coziness of his dog house, falls asleep. A menagerie of critters, looking for a warm place out of the rain, see him and join him there. First comes a cat, a raccoon, then a squirrel, a mouse, and finally a snake. Rover makes room for all his friends, but when a skunk joins them they all move out.

Fortunately, the sun comes out and we find Rover alone in his dog house chewing on a bone and happy to be alone.

Told rhythmically, with repetition every time a new critter shows up, Karen Beaumont's story is charming and Rover's hospitality is amazing. Jane Dyer has provided perfect illustrations for the animals whether they are wet or dry.

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