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Who Needs Birds When Dogs Can Fly?
     

Who Needs Birds When Dogs Can Fly?

by Fay Robinson, Charles R. Smith (Illustrator)
 
The special, loving relationships between children and their dogs are celebrated in humorous rhyming poems and playful photographs. From waking ("Oh boy! Oh boy!/Look around. Don't you see?/ Another day has arrived/Just for me!") to bedtime, all the highlights of a dog's busy day are affectionately rendered, including the joyous belly rub ("Good human, good human./You

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The special, loving relationships between children and their dogs are celebrated in humorous rhyming poems and playful photographs. From waking ("Oh boy! Oh boy!/Look around. Don't you see?/ Another day has arrived/Just for me!") to bedtime, all the highlights of a dog's busy day are affectionately rendered, including the joyous belly rub ("Good human, good human./You are the best."), the walk, begging for food, barking at the mailman, and taking a car ride. Kids won't be able to resist this fresh, funny look at a dog's world!

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Kirkus Reviews
A dog�s day from a dog�s own perspective is the unifying theme of this collection of 13 mostly non-rhyming poems by Robinson (Halloween, not reviewed, etc.). The humorous verses describe a dog�s favorite activities, such as going for a walk, lolling about on the couch, and getting into mischief while the people are gone, as well as more mundane aspects of life: getting up in the morning, putting doggy-slime streaks on all the windows, and hogging the bed at night. (There are no poems about watering the fire hydrant or leaving surprises on the carpet.) Although at first reading, the poems may seem a little simplistic, a little bouncy, perhaps a tad too earnest, on reflection, the thoughtful reader realizes that the poet has captured the essence of dogdom: simple, bouncy, earnest, enthusiastic. Smith (Perfect Harmony, p. 888, etc.) provides photos of four children and their dogs for the illustrations, with photos of each pair taken in their own home environment. A rather loud, in-your-face design (continuing the canine personality approach) includes brilliantly colored backgrounds and a variety of type treatments, including a deliberately disobedient typeface that refuses to stand still in regimented upright fashion for the poems themselves. (author�s note, photographer�s note) (Poetry. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525470199
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/14/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Fay Robinson is the author of many books for children. This is her first book for Dutton.

Charles R. Smith Jr. is the author and photographer of a number of children's books, including Loki & Alex: The Adventures of a Dog & His Best Friend, a Parenting Best Book.

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