Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogsby Joy Behar, Gene Barretta, Dave Silaber
In daytime-TV dynamo Joy Behar's follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog, Max is off to doggy day care. And while the lovable Shih tzu/cocker spaniel/poodle puppy is initially reluctant to leave the comfort of home for the rigors of obedience school, Max finds that school can be fun . . . especially when all/i>/i>… See more details below
In daytime-TV dynamo Joy Behar's follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog, Max is off to doggy day care. And while the lovable Shih tzu/cocker spaniel/poodle puppy is initially reluctant to leave the comfort of home for the rigors of obedience school, Max finds that school can be fun . . . especially when all dogs-big and small-learn to get along!
In this follow-up to 2006's SheetzuCacaPoopoo: My Kind of Dog, the mixed-breed, mischievous Max, who is driving his family crazy with his digging and barking, gets sent to doggy day care. Initially unhappy, Max tries his hand as a community organizer, uniting his fellow small dogs against the big bullies ("We deserve to eat at the same time as the big dogs, to nap in the sunny spots, and to get a crack at the ball," Max shouts from his soapbox, a stack of dog dishes). When the larger dogs push back, Max shows them how useful small dogs can be-scratching hard-to-reach itches, retrieving lost toys and serving as the occasional pillow ("I guess you're worth having around after all, little guy," says big dog Brutus). Though the story is slight, Behar's text has heart and charm-like hearing a story from a favorite if overexuberant aunt. Similarly, Barretta's characterizations can seem reminiscent of birthday party caricatures, but the artwork and story have plenty of energy. Ages 6-8. (Mar.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Another celebrity author tries her hand at writing a children's book and produces a predictable, didactic, and overly cute story. Evie's pup is part Shih Tzu, part cocker spaniel, and part poodle, which makes him a SheetzuCacaPoopoo. Although the word itself may send preschoolers into giggle fits, the story starts out like many other tales of untrained pets that amuse themselves by wrecking the house. The family's solution is to send Max to Doggy Day Care while Evie is at school. On day one, he is bullied by Brutus. On day two, he organizes the small canines like himself to outsmart the bigger dogs. But on day three, Max convinces both sides to compromise and they play happily ever after. An assortment of Disney-type doggies illustrates this uninspired yarn. Kids who want a really animated story with lots of laughs should pick up Nick Bruel's Poor Puppy (Roaring Brook, 2007).-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.34(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
Joy Behar is an actor, writer, comedian, and current cohost of the Emmy Award-winning talk show The View. This is her second book for children. She lives in New York City.
Gene Barretta lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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