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Milo Is Not a Dog Today
     

Milo Is Not a Dog Today

by Kerstin Schoene, Nina Gunetsreiner
 

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Milo loves to pretend. He goes on a journey looking for someone who understands his creative imagination. But the other animals only like to play with their own kind. When Milo pretends to be like them, they just laugh. Eventually he meets Cleo who also loves to pretend! Milo and Cleo become fast friends.

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Milo loves to pretend. He goes on a journey looking for someone who understands his creative imagination. But the other animals only like to play with their own kind. When Milo pretends to be like them, they just laugh. Eventually he meets Cleo who also loves to pretend! Milo and Cleo become fast friends.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
08/01/2014
PreS-K—Milo is looking for a friend, but each animal he meets turns him down because he is a dog, and they only play with animals like them, e.g., "I only play with roosters who have magnificent feathers like me." Milo dresses up and pretends to conform, but the animals laugh and walk away. The pup doesn't give up, though, and, in an amusing twist at the end, he finally meets a kindred spirit, and the two play happily together from that day on. The story will elicit giggles as larger-than-life Milo tries to add feathers, flippers, antlers, and wings. The large illustrations provide lots of dialogic reading opportunities, though sometimes the animals' expressions don't seem to match the text. The frog that "laughs and leaps away" looks more frightened than amused. This is a minor issue, though, and children who spend their days pretending will certainly feel for Milo on his quest for a friend. While not an essential purchase, this title will fit well in most collections.—Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Ft. Thomas, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807547939
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/01/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
559,818
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Milo is Not a Dog Today


By Kerstin Schoene, Nina Gunetsreiner

ALBERT WHITMAN & Company

Copyright © 2012 Coppenrath Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Münster, Germany
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-4793-9


CHAPTER 1

This is Milo.

He loves to play and have fun. Today he doesn't feel like being a dog.

He would like to find a friend to play with too.

So Milo begins his search ...

"Will you play with me?" Milo asks the rooster.

"But you are a dog! I only play with roosters who have magnificent feathers like me," he crows.

"Look, I have feathers too! Today I am a rooster!" Milo crows back.

But the rooster just laughs and struts away.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Milo is Not a Dog Today by Kerstin Schoene, Nina Gunetsreiner. Copyright © 2012 Coppenrath Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Münster, Germany. Excerpted by permission of ALBERT WHITMAN & Company.
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Meet the Author

Kerstin Schoene studied design at the University of Wuppertal. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has worked for numerous publishers, writing and illustrating her children's books. She lives in Germany. Nina Gunetsreiner studied design at the University of Wuppertal with an emphasis on illustration. She currently lives and works in Germany. Kerstin Schoene studied design at the University of Wuppertal. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has worked for numerous publishers, writing and illustrating her children's books. She lives in Germany. Nina Gunetsreiner studied design at the University of Wuppertal with an emphasis on illustration. She currently lives and works in Germany.

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