Dog tales

by McLean, Janet, 1946-

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E MCLEAN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E MCLEAN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea MCLEAN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea MCLEAN
A lively, rhyming account of all the various activities that make up a dog's life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. Five dogs, "tall, middling, and small," are followed through double-page spreads organized around what dogs do and care about--for example, being awake, using their noses, or being dirty and smelly. Lightly rhymed text is scattered around and under pictures that show the dogs always surrounded by children who are quite as busy and sprawling as the animals. At the top of each spread are small illustrations that depict humorous child-dog exchanges. The sequences picturing dogs getting dirty and then being washed are remarkably energetic--mud, water, and fun is sprinkled over everyone. A book that should be labeled "Children who read this will want a dog." --Mary Harris Veeder"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Five dogs, ``tall, middling and small,'' interact with the children who love them in a tale that fairly bustles with high spirits. Cheerful headers run across each spread (``Paws and Jaws''; ``Playing''); below, rhyming text accompanies cartoon vignettes (``Here are the dogs,/ scrabbling around.../ digging big holes,/ scratching at fleas,/ gnawing old bones,/ snapping at bees''). Related canine capers are depicted in smaller pictures alongside the headers; ancillary events receive captions unrelated to the rhyming text (e.g., next to the picture of the dog snapping at the bee are the phrases ``Snap! Snap! Ow-ooch!''). If the spread titles serve to illuminate the essence of Dog, the dogs' individual personalities emerge clearly in the varied scenes, as does the generally amicable atmosphere in their multi-species household. Altogether, a happy bumptious romp. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Ticknor & Fields Books for Young Readers,1995
Edition 1st American ed.
Contributors McLean, Andrew, 1946-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
ISBN 0395722888
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