With a Dog Like That, a Kid Like Me

With a Dog Like That, a Kid Like Me

by Michael J. Rosen, Ted Rand
     
 

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When is a dog not just a dog? Is it when he's a growling lion standing guard at the gate? Or a slippery seal slick with soap from his bath? Or maybe it's when he's a crouching crocodile stalking the dinner table crumbs—or a billy goat chewing the mail once again (oh no!) Michael J. Rosen and artist Ted Rand have created a fanciful and affectionate tribute to…  See more details below

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When is a dog not just a dog? Is it when he's a growling lion standing guard at the gate? Or a slippery seal slick with soap from his bath? Or maybe it's when he's a crouching crocodile stalking the dinner table crumbs—or a billy goat chewing the mail once again (oh no!) Michael J. Rosen and artist Ted Rand have created a fanciful and affectionate tribute to dogs, kids, and the magical combination they form together.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
"My dog is a purebred golden retriever" begins the narrating kid of the title. But, as he goes on to tell us in a simple sentence across each double page, a dog can also be everything from a pony to a lion to a grazing cow to a hibernating bear, depending on what he's doing. And so, he concludes, the narrator "can be anything I truly want to be" as well. Rand visualizes the metamorphoses with verve using a sketchy black line and touches of watercolor. In some cases we get multiple images showing the change from dog to creature. In others, all that is needed is a single picture. Where the boy narrator is depicted, the message of mutual love rings clearly, along with that of his active imagination. 2000, Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Putnam Inc., Ages 4 to 8, $15.99. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-A young boy imagines that his dog is a pony when he runs around the yard, "a Billy goat when he chews the mail (oh no, not again!)," a lion "when he guards the gate," a mole when he burrows under the couch pillows, etc. The exquisite illustrations are rendered with grease pencil and watercolor. Each spread shows the canine in a pose reminiscent of the featured animal and then changed into that creature. The pictures of the different stages of the pooch's transformation are particularly effective. The child proudly concludes, "And so, with a dog like that, a kid like me-can be anything I truly want to be." This fanciful book will captivate children.-Wendy S. Carroll, Montclair Cooperative School, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142301302
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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