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Dog and Cat

Dog and Cat

by Lynn W. Reiser

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This spirited book tells of two neighbors: a big dog that dreams of chasing cats, and a sleepy feline. One day they meet, and the result is truly chaotic. The dog barks, the frightened kitty scrambles up a tree, where it ``puffed its fur, curled its tail, arched its back, flattened its ears, and glared at the dog.'' Reiser ( Bedtime Cat) deftly presents this bustling confrontation in a cheerful style; her lively, well-chosen words trail the vibrant, colorful illustrations across the pages. Images run riot in this free-for-all: the orange-and-gray-streaked cat leaps--in bold lettering--at the blue-collared, yellow canine that twists and turns as the text follows his actions. Reiser captures the spunk and energy of two animals that readers will surely want to chase through these merry pages. Ages 3-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- A big dog dreams of the day he can chase the little cat next door. When his dream comes true, however, it turns out to be a nightmare. That soft, furry, meek little creature that suns itself so quietly turns ferocious and attaches itself, somehow, to the back of his neck. Since that awful day, the big dog chases sticks, balloons, his own tail . . . just about anything, except cats. This slight story is enlivened by wild and woolly artwork that careens about the page with the heat of the chase. The vocabulary is somewhat advanced for the probable interest group, but the book will serve admirably as a vivid introduction to such action words as twisted, turned, bucked, and bounced. --Joan McGrath, Education Centre Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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