Please take me for a walk

by Gal, Susan.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 11 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E GAL
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P GAL
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je G
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book CATS & DOGS JPIC GAL
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South Park Library Picture Books ANI PETS PIC GAL
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E GAL DOGS AND CATS
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Please Take Me for a Walk is a celebration of dogs and kids and community.
The book stars a very persuasive pup pleading with his best friend--the reader --to take him for a walk. He recounts all the fun things they can see and do: chase squirrels in the yard, greet neighbors on their block, visit the shopkeepers downtown, swing by the schoolyard, and then run and play in the park. The dog run at the park is filled with all kinds of amazing purebreds and mutts, and our puppy wants them all to see my best friend and me.
Susan Gal uses this story of a dog's best walk ever to catalog all the favorite places in a child's world. She starts in the house and the yard, then widens her scope to the block, the neighborhood, downtown, and the park. And she captures the magical way the people of a community can be brought together through their pets.
The dog's enthusiastic voice and eagerness to go out walking will resonate with any dog owner. And Susan Gal's artwork is so enticing and adorable it will have even confirmed cat lovers heading for the pound
Happy walking, everyone From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Even cat people may be hard-pressed to resist the polite pleadings from this picture book's little pup. After all, as he enumerates, there's lots to do on a crisp autumn day: keeping squirrels in trees, visiting the butcher and bookseller, watching the guys shooting hoops and the people playing chess, meeting other dogs, and just spending time with a best friend like you. Gal celebrates the joys of perambulating the neighborhood in simple sentences and mixed-media collage illustrations featuring wonderfully expressive canines and humans, as well as inventive details, such as the doggy leash that extends out of each scene. Reminiscent in setting of the author's Night Lights (2009) and her multicultural hometown of Berkeley, California, the pages convey a sense of contentment in the well-designed details that will give this universal appeal.--Medlar, Andrew Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gazing adoringly up at readers with bright, soulful eyes, a sweet dog with white woolly fur repeatedly uses the titular refrain to request a trip outside, describing all the things he loves to do and see. The puppy will "keep the squirrels high up in the trees" and is eager to meet humans and fellow dogs ("Some neighbors like to pet me, and some neighbors do not"). Gal's (Night Lights) fresh and inviting charcoal and digital collage illustrations of a hip, multicultural community (a green map covered with dogs on the endpapers suggests the setting is Berkeley, Calif.) are the highlight, with a menagerie of canines and active city residents, many wearing zesty, fashion-forward clothing. The puppy's eyes alone telegraph a broad array of emotions, gleaming with excitement, determination, and sometimes tentativeness, as when meeting a group of larger dogs. In the end, it's all "so everyone can see... my best friend and me." With his ingenuous enthusiasm and the promise of exciting urban adventures at every turn, readers might wonder why he even has to ask. Ages 3-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Dog walking -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Dog walking -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Audience 004-008.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780375958632 (lib. bdg.)
0375958630 (lib. bdg.)
9780375858635 (trade)
0375858636 (trade)
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