It's about Dogs

It's about Dogs

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by Tony Johnston, Ted Rand, Ted Rand
     
 

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What is it about dogs that fascinates us? Is it their humor, stubbornness, charm, greed? Is it their loyalty, nobility, naughtiness, haughtiness? Is it simply their abiding love? It's all this and more.

Through poems and paintings, Shadow, Rufus, Mutterly, and more than forty others become utterly irresistible--revealing the very essence of dog.  See more details below

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What is it about dogs that fascinates us? Is it their humor, stubbornness, charm, greed? Is it their loyalty, nobility, naughtiness, haughtiness? Is it simply their abiding love? It's all this and more.

Through poems and paintings, Shadow, Rufus, Mutterly, and more than forty others become utterly irresistible--revealing the very essence of dog.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-"Silent as smoke/it moved close/to the fire./It was faithful/and stayed." Johnston's fine panoply of dog poems introduces "The First Dog" and eventually circles around to that dog that "knows a phantom/life./At moonrise/he remembers he is/wolf." Like the canines they celebrate, the poems are of varied size and shape. Rhymed quatrains, haiku, blank verse, and even doggerel find a place in the choir, and Rand's versatile paintings capture the dog denizens and the poetic moods with verve. There are realistic crayon portraits, comic sketches, broad panoramas, and haunting views. Johnston and Rand introduce imperious pets, strays, a fierce junkyard dog, an imaginary friend, and several historical canines-all viewed with affectionate insight. Readers will chuckle over the dogs of gluttonous Henry VIII. "Wolfhound and basset, mastiff, fice,/all slavered, eager for a choice/snippet, when the kingly boor/let slip the bones onto the floor." There are poignant moments as well as funny in this richly rendered tribute to be read and savored. A lovely gift to all who appreciate dogs, this should be widely enjoyed.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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ISBN-13:
9780739822005
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.31(w) x 10.05(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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It's about Dogs 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its pretty good. i like the paintings and i needed a personifaction poem for school and i couldnt find one anywhere. FINALLY! i found on in this book, but now my teacher took it away and i cant figure out if my poem i found goes Little loaf of dog, lets go for a walk great tall OAF'or no oaf?' of man, i intend to balk!? im not sure help if u know!!