Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth

Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth

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by Diane deGroat
     
 


Laugh out-loud dog fun!

Readers of all ages will howl out loud as thirty five different dogs show what they can do, and what they can't do! The hysterical photographs and illustrations are paired with fold-out fun. Dogs make us laugh with the many things they do. But readers will laugh out-loud when they discover what dogs can't do.  See more details below

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Laugh out-loud dog fun!

Readers of all ages will howl out loud as thirty five different dogs show what they can do, and what they can't do! The hysterical photographs and illustrations are paired with fold-out fun. Dogs make us laugh with the many things they do. But readers will laugh out-loud when they discover what dogs can't do.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Few people can resist an adorable puppy and few youngsters will be able to resist the delightful dogs in this charming picture book. As the title implies, dogs do not brush their teeth. Dogs also do not play tennis, read the newspaper, or drive a car. They do however, play with tennis balls, fetch the newspaper, and ride in a car. These and many other scenarios are hilariously displayed as readers discover that dogs are like humans in many ways, yet also very different. Each page contains either the words "dogs do" or "dogs don't." On the "dogs do" page there is a photograph of a dog performing an ordinary behavior such as eating from a dog dish that is on the floor. On the opposite "dogs don't" page, the same dog is sitting at the dinner table, wearing a bib, eating from a plate, and using a knife and fork. Several of the "dogs do" pages have a flap that opens to reveal the opposing "dogs don't" scheme. The Photoshop pictures are truly innovative and amusing. This book will undoubtedly be enjoyed by young and old alike. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545080644
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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Diane deGroat is the author-illustrator of DOGS DON'T BRUSH THEIR TEETH! and the bestselling Gilbert and Friends series. She is the illustrator of 120 additional books, including Ree Drummond’s bestselling CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.dianedegroat.com.

Shelley Rotner is the award-winning author and photo-illustrator of more than 30 children’s books, including DOGS DON'T BRUSH THEIR TEETH!, SHADES OF PEOPLE, I’M ADOPTED!, and EVERY SEASON. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.shelleyrotner.com.

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Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both my 6 yo and my 3 yo love this book (as do I). Cute dogs doing funny things.... can't go wrong. And at the end there are all the pictured dogs and their real names and breed. Lessons to be learned along the way!
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Do dogs brush their teeth? Do they drive cars or play in a musical band? Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth! asks, and answers these and many other silly questions about dogs in a delightlful way that will have youngsters laughing and eager to turn the page. In this book, young readers are asked what dogs do in a silly and imaginative way. First, we see a picture of a dog lying on the floor eating out of a dog dish. The caption reads, "Dogs Do". With the use of fold-out pages, we're shown what "Dogs Don't" and in this example, there's the same dog sitting at the dinner table, cutting his meat with a steak knife. Dogs do eat dog bones, but they don't floss their teeth! Dogs do sniff to say hi but they don't shake hands, er, paws. Authors deGroat and Rotner have mixed photos of real dogs (Rotner is a photographer) with drawings of objects around the dogs to create a funky real world/imaginary world scenario. At the end of the book are photos of all the participating dogs along with their names and breeds. I'm not sure how the photographer and owners managed to get their dogs to pose in all the odd and funny stances, but they are to be congratulated for their patience. Quill says: If your child loves dogs, he/she should love Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth!