Bad Dog, Marley! (Marley Series)
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Bad Dog, Marley! (Marley Series)

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by John Grogan, Richard Cowdrey
     
 

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Make way for Marley!

Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome Marley, a lovable puppy, into their home. But Marley doesn’t stay a pint-sized pup for long. He grows and grows, and the bigger Marley gets, the bigger trouble he gets into. Big, bad-boy trouble. Will this family have to find a new home for their misbehaving pooch, or will he prove he can be

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Make way for Marley!

Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome Marley, a lovable puppy, into their home. But Marley doesn’t stay a pint-sized pup for long. He grows and grows, and the bigger Marley gets, the bigger trouble he gets into. Big, bad-boy trouble. Will this family have to find a new home for their misbehaving pooch, or will he prove he can be a good boy?

Editorial Reviews

John Grogan's touching canine memoir Marley & Me went to the head of the bestseller class and obediently sat there for over a year. Now Marley returns as a fetching, unpredictable puppy in this adorable children's picture book. Richard Cowdrey's warm and homey illustrations will tug at the heartstrings of pet lovers of every age.
Publishers Weekly

In this lively, if over-the-top, picture-book adaptation, Grogan puts a fictional spin on his Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog (see Marley: A Dog Like No Other, reviewed below), placing the irrepressible Lab in a family that includes parents, a tow-headed girl and a cherubic baby boy with "a giant, droopy diaper and a thumb that rarely left his mouth" (in reality, Grogan and his wife adopted Marley before they had children). Cowdrey's (Frosty the Snowman) sweetly sentimental pictures chronicle Marley's growth from pint-size pup to large-scale pooch—and even bigger troublemaker. Kids will chuckle over the dog's nonstop naughtiness, as his head and front paws disappear in the toilet ("He drank what was in his bowl. He drank what wasn't"), he crashes through a screen door and climbs onto the microwave to reach a chocolate cake perched atop the fridge. After Marley snacks on the couch cushions, creating an "indoor snowstorm" of feathers, Mommy declares, "That dog has got to go!" But the nimble pet redeems himself when he once again makes his way to the top of the fridge—this time to rescue the baby, whom he gets hold of by his overlarge diapers. In a complete narrative break, Marley dances in celebration, musing, "Finally, I did something right!" Youngsters familiar with mischievous canines may most appreciate this playful portrait. Ages 3-8. (May)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061171161
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Marley Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
315,791
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.

John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.

Richard Cowdrey has illustrated numerous books for children, including Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan, Animal Lullabies by Pam Conrad, and Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. He is the owner of a yellow Labrador, Murray, whose behavior is remarkably similar to Marley's. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children.

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Bad Dog, Marley! (Marley Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ran out to buy this book for my nieces and newphews. It is adorable and Marley comes to life on the pages. We all love it and have read it over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute book, I think kids 6 and under would love this cute little book about a dog who just can't stay out of trouble! ^^
Foggy More than 1 year ago
Gramma reads it to her at bedtime and nap time. She loves it and always wants to read it again. It's very colorful and a happy book. She has a yellow lab so can relate very well to this book. I give it an A++++++++++++++++
omommamaggie More than 1 year ago
Santa gifted this book to my children, and we read it at least once a week. They laught aloud each timeit is read! I brought it to my four-year old's classroom to read, and all of the children laughed and laughed. There's a new catch-phrase in our house: "Ba boo-boo waddy"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a dog my self a and i named her marly after marly and me the book is wonderful and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So awsome!
tpk More than 1 year ago
My kids love the book. It is really cute. Very appropriate for our family since we have a yellow lab already. Luckily ours isn't as bad as Marley.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read Marley and Me, and about to be a grandparent, I looked at this with interest. We are also the owner of 3 Labs (2 of which are rescue dogs) too. The breed is well represented in both of Grogan's books, and I should imagine that we're not the only people that could see our dog within the pages of both books. I guess that means all Labs have appalling lives then if the first reviewer is to be believed. John Grogan writes with wit and passion in both versions of his life with Marley.
Victoria Ward More than 1 year ago
Very very very very very good
Blair Reilly More than 1 year ago
Me and my frends luv it
Grandma2000 More than 1 year ago
This book was so entertaining for my grandson. He didn't want me to stop reading it. After the fourth time, I told him that it was timeto go to sleep. The color's and illistrations are wonderful. The story line flows well and the author gives a wonderful ending. I would recommed this book for all ages. I myself read this book only once and decided right away to buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hero and playful pup who is much like Old Yeller in his own right. Bad things may happen, as in Old Yeller, but Marley the puppy's spirit never loses its lustre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isone of the best books ever!!! How could you not get this? Amazing! Get this book and you will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET THIS BOOK ITS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I showed my kids this they laughed so hard it was so funny to them most of my kids were laughing so awesome book for kids
kaydeeKD More than 1 year ago
I think that kids are so often being told what not to do, that they really relate to poor Marley's mistakes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love doggie stories above many other animals. There is something about dogs in teaching valuable lessons, displaying unconditional love and being the family protector when you least expect. Light heated yet heart tugging. Clearly, one can see how complete family is with a dog as a pet. I guess you can see I am a dog lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. It is vey interactive, my son, (15 months) likes to touch the drawings in it and make them move. The story is also very cute and the narrator is not boring at all. I also like that I can record my own voice and since I want my son to learn Spanish I read and translate the story in Spanish so that he can learn Spanish at the same time. I really like this book as well as my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 4 and 6 year old grandsons love this book. They especially like having it read to them by the Nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a great learning book if our kids wanna get a dog this is what NOT to do so i think its a great book for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter likes the paper marley books and these add motion and activities so she likes them even more.
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