Dog Story

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Jo wants a dog more than anything else in the whole wide world, but her parents are horrified by the idea, and beg her to choose something else. So Jo gets a mouse, and a rabbit, and a cat, and a budgie bird, because, of course, they aren’t going to be nearly as much trouble as a dog—or are they? Then the new baby arrives! How will Jo’s dream ever come true now? A wonderfully rambunctious picture book that’s brimming with fun.

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Overview

Jo wants a dog more than anything else in the whole wide world, but her parents are horrified by the idea, and beg her to choose something else. So Jo gets a mouse, and a rabbit, and a cat, and a budgie bird, because, of course, they aren’t going to be nearly as much trouble as a dog—or are they? Then the new baby arrives! How will Jo’s dream ever come true now? A wonderfully rambunctious picture book that’s brimming with fun.

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PreS-Gr 2-Every time Jo asks her parents for a dog, they suggest a substitute pet. Eventually, the child acquires a mouse, rabbit, guinea pig, and cat. When she asks again, her mom and dad announce that they are getting something better, a baby! Of course, the infant gets older and all the pets have babies of their own, so there is quite a menagerie at Jo's house. In the end, her "Far-Away-Grandma" comes for a visit and brings Jo a gift-a dog. Told in occasional rhyme, this rollicking story is for any child who has ever wanted a pet. The humor of the text is reflected in the equally funny and loose line cartoon art; in addition, the words literally flow across, around, and between the illustrations. This is a great choice to use with Bob Graham's "Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate (Candlewick, 2001). No bones about it, Dog Story will be a favorite.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Jo is a little girl of five or six who "wanted a dog more than anything else in the whole wide world." Her reluctant parents won't agree to a dog, but they do allow first a mouse, then visits from the neighbor's rabbit and guinea pig, and then the acquisition of a cat. After the arrival of a baby brother, Jo manages to add additional small pets as the household gets more and more out of control, until at last Grandma arrives to help with the baby, bringing along a puppy for Jo. Henderson tells the story partly in rhyming text and partly in straight narration, interspersed with a repeated refrain about each pet not being quite the same as the longed-for dog. The illustrations are in a refreshingly naive style using watercolors and colored pencils, and the artist effectively captures both the charming child and her rapidly expanding menagerie. (Picture book. 3-6)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780747571339
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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