I Want a Dog!

I Want a Dog!

by Barney Saltzberg
     
 

All kids want a dog, and the little girl in I Want a Dog! is no different. She begs, wheedles, and promises anything if she can only have a dog. She really will take care of it and after all, it’s only a dog—not a hippo or a pig. This common plea will ring true to all kids and caregivers (and a few folks in the White House). I Want a Dog! is loaded with… See more details below

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Overview

All kids want a dog, and the little girl in I Want a Dog! is no different. She begs, wheedles, and promises anything if she can only have a dog. She really will take care of it and after all, it’s only a dog—not a hippo or a pig. This common plea will ring true to all kids and caregivers (and a few folks in the White House). I Want a Dog! is loaded with pull-tabs, lift-the-flaps, a changing-picture wheel, and a pop-up finale. (And it doesn’t require walking, feeding, or grooming.)

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
A spring-green front cover picturing a round-faced little girl nose to nose with a long-faced white dog is the perfect introduction to this absurdly charming little book of pull-tabs and lift-the-flaps about a little girl who only wants one dog. "He'll never, ever make a mess," she says. "He'll be so smart that we'll play chess." She does not want a pig or a bear or hippo, and, by lifting a flap, a hippopotamus two-pages tall proves that "they're way too big." For the next few pages, she describes what a good dog he will be, how much she will love and care for him, and how much he will help around the house and garden. If she gets a dog, she will never ask for any other kind of pet. "Although it would be nice to have a little cat." Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
Publishers Weekly
The earnest speaker in this fun story, based on the author’s song of the same title, pleads for a dog, promising that it “will never, ever make a mess” (via a pull tab, she sweeps his “mess” into a dustpan as she holds her nose). Other animals—a hippo, a pig—won’t do (turning a wheel helps the girl feed an endless bucket of slop to a tubby swine). On a final pop-up spread, she embraces a dog, surrounded by blooming, red hearts. Effective interactive elements and simple humor will charm. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375857836
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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