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Any Kind of Dog
     

Any Kind of Dog

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by Lynn W. Reiser
 

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Richard wanted a dog. Any kind of dog. But his mother said a dog was too much trouble. So she gave Richard all sorts of other animals. But they were too much trouble! So Richard gets a dog-a very special kind of dog.

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Richard wanted a dog. Any kind of dog. But his mother said a dog was too much trouble. So she gave Richard all sorts of other animals. But they were too much trouble! So Richard gets a dog-a very special kind of dog.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- Richard wants a dog, but his mother thinks a dog is too much trouble. So begins the youngster's adventures with all sorts of other pets, from caterpillars to bears. Amusing pen-and-ink and watercolor drawings show how the boy converts each substitute into his longed-for canine. Even a caterpillar can be made to look like a Lhasa Apso in his imagination. When his mother gives in, Richard admits that a dog is a lot of trouble--``but it was worth it.'' The illustrations make the most of the absurdity of the mother's ``no dog'' rule taken to its extreme and of Richard's stubborn refusal to be put off. The boldly colored pictures filled with funny details embellish the story nicely, particularly the final scene, which shows all of the previous pets as stuffed animals. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Martha Washington Library, Alexandria, VA-

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688135720
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.71(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Any Kind of Dog 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a teacher of second graders, this one has turned up again and again as a class favorite. The subtleties of the illustrations blend with the text to produce a clever, hilarious story about a boy who wants a REAL dog. Its simple, repetitive text often serves as a terrific beginning-to-read book that totally engrosses its young (and old) readers again and again. My students love to predict what will happen next prior to turning each page. Repeat reads only get better as they discover yet another catastrophe previously unnoticed in each illustration!