Bad Dog and That Hollywood Hoohah
  • Bad Dog and That Hollywood Hoohah
  • Bad Dog and That Hollywood Hoohah

Bad Dog and That Hollywood Hoohah

by Martin Chatterton
     
 

Look out world, here comes BAD DOG -- a rollicking comic canine who, in this first installment, takes Hollywood by storm....

He's the baddest dog in town. A 100% high-steppin', bone-crunchin', cat-chasin' pooch with one small problemo: he has three days to live. Three days left on Death Row at the City Pound for Unwanted Canines. Unless...

Unless a big

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Overview

Look out world, here comes BAD DOG -- a rollicking comic canine who, in this first installment, takes Hollywood by storm....

He's the baddest dog in town. A 100% high-steppin', bone-crunchin', cat-chasin' pooch with one small problemo: he has three days to live. Three days left on Death Row at the City Pound for Unwanted Canines. Unless...

Unless a big Hollywood agent drops by looking for The Next Big Doggy Thing to appear in a big new action movie. Bad Dog's gotta show the agent that he's the mutt with the mostest. Tinseltown will never be the same again!

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Children's Literature
Feline lovers, beware! This pooch makes no bones about his dislike for any tabby even when the word "cat" appears in its name as in catfish. Just the sight, odor, or presence makes him nasty and in the end this loathing, put an end to his flourishing acting career. He had no name, but people yelled Bad Dog at him since he was a pup and the name stuck. At the beginning of the the story he is about to be snuffed at the City Dog Pound but an agent named Vince and his cohorts pay a wad of cash to liberate him for a big action Hollywood flick. Bad Dog abandons his rags for riches and soon is living lavishly in the bliss that goes with movies and the affluent—a swanky pad, an entourage of aides, and even an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. A couple of crafty scoundrels (Raoul and Hayley Froob) resent the glory the canine has received and craft "cat" schemes to spoil his success. The fame and fortune vaporizes, all because of his weird character flaw. Interlaced throughout the text are comic pencil sketches that add to the hilarity of story. Every page has lots of action with amusing one-liners, jokes, and play-on-words that will keep reader laughing in this quick-read. There is no literary merit here, but a fun read. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 9 to 12.
—Barbara Troisi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439573702
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Bad Dog Series, #1
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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