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Sally Goes to the Vet

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Sally helps young children realize a doctor's visit doesn't have to be "Ruff!"
Stephen Huneck's irrepressible canine star, Sally the Black Labrador, returns in an adventure unlike any of her previous trips to the beach, farm, and mountains. Any journey for a dog with a spirit like Sally's is sure to be filled with new sights, sounds, and smells and Sally is always to eager to explore-except when the road leads to the vet's office! But the intrepid Sally quickly learns that a visit to the vet doesn't have to be ...
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Overview

Sally helps young children realize a doctor's visit doesn't have to be "Ruff!"
Stephen Huneck's irrepressible canine star, Sally the Black Labrador, returns in an adventure unlike any of her previous trips to the beach, farm, and mountains. Any journey for a dog with a spirit like Sally's is sure to be filled with new sights, sounds, and smells and Sally is always to eager to explore-except when the road leads to the vet's office! But the intrepid Sally quickly learns that a visit to the vet doesn't have to be scary. In fact, it's just one more opportunity to make new friends! Sally Goes to the Vet, featuring Huneck's warm and winsome woodcut illustrations, will reassure any young child whose pet is due for a visit to the doctor. Praise for Stephen Huneck's books: The Dog Chapel "If you're not acquainted with Huneck, this is the perfect introduction." -Seattle Times Sally Goes to the Farm A Society of Illustrators Silver Award winner "Dog lovers and children will recognize fun when they see it." Sally Goes to the Beach A New York Times best-seller A Parent's Choice Silver Award Winner Sally Goes to the Mountain Child Magazine Best Books A Smithsonian Notable Books Author Bio: Stephen Huneck, a best-selling author of three previous Sally adventures and also an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor, and printmaker lives with his wife Gwen and four dogs in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Sally was Stephen's inspiration for his books.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The black Lab PW called "one endearing pooch" is back in Sally Goes to the Vet by Stephen Huneck. Not enjoying the rainy weather ("I have been stuck inside with nothing to do," Sally muses amid piles of shredded passports, homework and shoes), she literally leaps at the chance to play on a sunny day. Unfortunately, her exuberant game of chase with a cat ends with a trip to the vet. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Lovable Sally, the appealing canine narrator of three other simply told doggy adventures, goes out to play with her cat friend Bingo. While they are playing the "chasing game," Sally has an unfortunate encounter with a tree stump. She is rushed in to the veterinarian's office, past many other waiting pets, for an examination "from nose to tail," including an X-ray. Fortunately all seems well, but Sally needs a shot, which she faces bravely with reassurance. Then she is sent home to rest and recuperate, with a great tale to tell Bingo. The large pages display the deceptively simple woodcuts in ways which help relate the events of the caption-like text with an obvious eye for esthetic design sensibilities. The artist uses tiny cuts to subtly produce the texture of Sally's fur, a snake's skin, or a turtle's shell. His placement of objects in space to enhance emotions, chiefly humor, adds considerably to the charm of the visual narrative. Don't miss Sally and Bingo playing the "chasing game" all over the end-papers and on the title page. There are notes for those interested in his woodblock technique, as well as on vets and their work. This story makes an interesting comparison with the current Good Dog, Paw! by Chinlun Lee (Candlewick) also about a dog and a vet. 2004, Harry N Abrams, Ages 3 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The adventures of the lovable black Labrador continue. Huneck's bold and folksy woodcut prints convey a droll sense of humor and dog's-eye view of the world. In this tale, Sally plays chasing games with her friend, Bingo, the cat. When she is injured, her human rushes her to the vet. When she gets home she cuddles with Bingo to tell her about the veterinary escapade. Huneck manages to infuse some humor into this potentially traumatic episode. He also portrays the doctor visit in such a way that kids should feel reassured by it. Animal lovers and Sally's fans will appreciate this offering.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810948136
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Sally Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 588,922
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.25 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    An excellent resource!

    I bought this at first for my daughter to help her deal with our sick dog and his many trips to the vet, but found myself using it to help her realize that the doctor wasn;t scary either. The illustrations are marvelous and the message is outstanding. Kudos to the artist!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Great series for early readers

    I bought this entire series for use on my Nook Kids for iPad app. The books are a fabulous deal and very cute. While they are for early readers, my 3rd grader really has enjoyed this series of books. The read to me feature makes them accesible for my 4 year old as well. These books are 'Accelerated Reader' books and have encouraged him to start taking AR tests.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    This book is precious. My kids (age 7 and 4) love to hear this story and my 7 year old likes to read it using the "record" feature on my Nook tablet. Sally appeals to both boys and girls. The humor in this book is subtle and not overdone or too cute, and the story is simple and fun. This is a book that a parent won't mind reading over and over (and over again). After reading this book I purchases others in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Great book

    Loved it! All of the Sally books are really good but hard to read sometimes. The print is small even when you click on it.

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