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That's My Dog

That's My Dog

by Rick Walton, Julia Gorton
     
 
What could be better than having a dog?
Having a big dog!
And what could be better than having a big dog?
Having a big, bouncy, slobbery dog!
Could anything beat that?
Let me introduce you to my dog!

Meet one proud little dog owner as he conjures up one great dog, using vivid descriptions to show you all

Overview

What could be better than having a dog?
Having a big dog!
And what could be better than having a big dog?
Having a big, bouncy, slobbery dog!
Could anything beat that?
Let me introduce you to my dog!

Meet one proud little dog owner as he conjures up one great dog, using vivid descriptions to show you all the doggy traits that make his dog the greatest. Rick Walton's bright language and Julia Gorton's bold art bring this little boy's beloved pet to big, bouncy, slobbery life.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-From his initial "I've got a dog.-A big red dog" a child adds to the description of his Clifford-like pup, enhancing it with words such as "bouncy," "muddy," "slobbery," and "sneaky." His expressions of love and enthusiasm for his mischievous pet are heightened by the variety of font sizes and colors used throughout the book. Gorton's simple airbrushed acrylics work perfectly with the text, giving visual examples of the adjectives. The story can be used in the classroom with beginning readers or as an early lesson in descriptive language. It will also be enjoyed by younger children.-Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
With waggy enthusiasm, one detail at a time, a lad presents his "big, red, happy, muddy, smart, bouncy, slobbery, sneaky, stinky" canine companion. Walton's (How Can You Dance) cumulating, emphatic text is printed in brightly colored, suitably bold type. Gorton's (My Two Hands/My Two Feet) tidy little patches of mud and drops of slobber don't quite convey the reality, but her boy and dog, posed against minimal or no backgrounds, are radiant with energy and affection. The format—tall, skinny, stiffly paged—mimics a photo album, and the endpapers are covered with adjectives, including a couple that don't make it into the list inside. " �Isn't he a great dog!' " the child gushes at the end, presenting a gallery of his own pictures. Indubitably—though cat lovers and the unnecessarily fastidious may prefer the eponymous feline of Liz Graham-Yooll's Timothy Tib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399233524
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/23/2001
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 10.44(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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