A Dog Called Dad

A Dog Called Dad

by John Bianchi, Frank B. Edwards

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Only a baby when the coyotes stole his father, the narrator of this story tells of life on a chicken farm at the edge of the desert. Over the years, the boy and his mother would occasionally spot Dad's silhouette howling at the moon with the rest of the pack. One night almost eight years later, he comes back on a chicken hunt and gets stuck in the barbed-wire fence. His wife and son free him, then put him on a leash, and keep him as a pet. But the man misses his coyote buddies so they're invited to dinner and a sing-along on the night of the full moon, beginning a tradition that draws people from all over. Mom gives up chicken farming but Dad remains ``the same old dog he's always been.'' Rich, colorful cartoon art incorporating some dialogue balloons (Dad's limited to ``woof'') nicely expand the zany story. The tongue-in-cheek humor may appeal to older readers, but basically this is a one-joke piece of nonsense.-Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

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Bungalo Books
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Product dimensions:
8.01(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Frank B. Edwards ; illustrated by John Bianchi

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