Boss for a Day (Barkers Series)

Boss for a Day (Barkers Series)

by Tomie dePaola
     
 

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Moffie is ten minutes older than Morgie and she likes to control every situation. It's time for Moffie to let her twin brother be Boss for a Day, but first she'll have to show him how.  See more details below

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Moffie is ten minutes older than Morgie and she likes to control every situation. It's time for Moffie to let her twin brother be Boss for a Day, but first she'll have to show him how.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Originally introduced in Meet the Barkers, canines Morgan and Moffat return in Tomie dePaola's Boss for a Day. In this addition to the All Aboard Reading series, dePaola's pooches try trading places. In Hide-and-Seek All Week, endless haggling keeps the game from going forward. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The Barker twins are a new team for author/illustrator DePaola. Moffat (a.k.a Moffie) is the oldest by a whole ten minutes—she has a brother named Morgan (a.k.a Morgie). Moffie really does boss her brother around. She tells him what to wear, what to read and what game they are going to play. Even when Moffie decides that Morgie is going to be the boss for a day—she is still really running the show. A leopard can't change its spots, and Moffie can't stop being a boss. DePaola gets plenty of humor into the scenes and faces of his characters. Part of the "All Aboard Reading" series, level 1-preschool through first grade.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The friendly dog twins are back. Moffie is 10 minutes older than Morgie and likes to control every situation. After Mama talks to her about being too bossy, Moffie decides to let her brother be Boss for a Day. Since he is unaccustomed to taking charge, she shows him how, making every decision about what they should wear, eat, and play. In Hide-and-Seek, the siblings and their friends want to play hide-and-seek during recess. However, it takes them all week long to decide on the rules. Clever details include the bulletin board that changes daily and the reoccurring illustrated recess bell with the hand-lettered "RING!" that visually mimics the sound. The charming illustrations done in cheerful colors and with expressive characters complement both texts. Beginning readers will love these entertaining additions.-Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101646083
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 2 Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,262,916
File size:
16 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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