My Big Dog

My Big Dog

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by Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel
     
 

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Merl the cat’s pampered life is turned upside down when a golden retriever puppy moves into the house. With hilarious illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Janet Stevens, My Big Dog is perfect for story time!See more details below

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Merl the cat’s pampered life is turned upside down when a golden retriever puppy moves into the house. With hilarious illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Janet Stevens, My Big Dog is perfect for story time!

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Publishers Weekly
First published in 1999, My Big Dog by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Stevens, presents a tale narrated by Merl the cat, who explains that in her "pur-r-r-r-fect house, everything is mine!" But when a puppy joins the household, she goes in search of a new home-until she adopts the interloper as "my big dog." Close-up portraits emphasize the pooch's affectionate invasiveness. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Friendships are sometimes formed in the most unlikely ways by total opposites. The two main characters in this colorful book are Merl, a very special cat, and a new member of the family, a big yellow puppy. Like any new member of the family, the puppy is somewhat awkward learning how to fit in. Merl has been with the family for a long time and everything and everyone belonged to Merl. The authors have teamed up to create a delightful picture book about how rewarding it can be when we make new friends and make room for them in "our" space. This title will be a good message for the arrival of a new baby in the family or perhaps even in the classroom as new students have trouble fitting in. The illustrations are brilliant and inviting and the story carries a heartwarming message. A great read. 2005, Golden Books of Random House, Ages 2 to 5.
—Joe Ann Hinrichs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307978370
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/27/2013
Series:
A Golden Classic
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
448,990
File size:
26 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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