The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits

The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits

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by Betsy Sachs, Margot Apple
     
 

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Nine-year-old Billy Getten wants a dog more than anything, but first he's got to convince his parents that he deserves one. "This short-chapter book offers good role models; strong, three-generational family relationships; and a smooth message about friendship. The soft, expressive black-line drawings will help draw readers."—Booklist. See more details below

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Nine-year-old Billy Getten wants a dog more than anything, but first he's got to convince his parents that he deserves one. "This short-chapter book offers good role models; strong, three-generational family relationships; and a smooth message about friendship. The soft, expressive black-line drawings will help draw readers."—Booklist.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- A disjointed story about the summer days of a soon-to-be-third-grader who wants a dog. Plot development is fragmented and illogical at times. The inconsistent characterization of the parents sends mixed messages about their son, whom they think needs improvement before he is allowed to have a pet. Billy is a likable, regular kid, and one whom other kids would like to know. His parents call him ``irresponsible,'' but all summer they have trusted him to walk blocks, cross at the light, and spend his free time with the local veterinarian, exercising her strays. When Billy's grandfather comes to visit, he see the responsible side of his grandson, and Billy's favorite stray is brought home to him. Young readers may accept the parental incongruities as normal, but the book is unnecessary in most library collections. --Ellen Dibner, East School, Long Beach, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394947785
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/22/2005
Series:
Stepping Stone Bks.
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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