Bad Dog, Marley! (Marley Series)

Bad Dog, Marley! (Marley Series)


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A picture book based on the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Marley & Me by John Grogan!

In John Grogan's memoir, Marley & Me, the world learned how one bad dog became the heart of the family that loved him. Now, in this original picture book, Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome the puppy Marley to the Grogan family. Marley grows and grows...and grows. His eagerness and energy grow with him, getting him into trouble in a great big way. And, in the end, Marley's over-the-top energy is just what's needed to save the day.

Marley is a hit with families and dog lovers everywhere. And Richard Cowdrey's warmly rendered illustrations bring the story of this rambunctious dog to a whole new audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061171161
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Marley Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 516,181
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.

John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.

Richard Cowdrey has illustrated numerous books for children, including Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan, Animal Lullabies by Pam Conrad, and Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. He is the owner of a yellow Labrador, Murray, whose behavior is remarkably similar to Marley's. He lives in Ohio with his wife and children.


Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth:

March 20, 1957

Place of Birth:

Detroit, Michigan


B.A. in Journalism and English, Central Michigan University, 1979; M.A. in Journalism, The Ohio State University, 1986

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Bad Dog, Marley! (Marley Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ran out to buy this book for my nieces and newphews. It is adorable and Marley comes to life on the pages. We all love it and have read it over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute book, I think kids 6 and under would love this cute little book about a dog who just can't stay out of trouble! ^^
Foggy More than 1 year ago
Gramma reads it to her at bedtime and nap time. She loves it and always wants to read it again. It's very colorful and a happy book. She has a yellow lab so can relate very well to this book. I give it an A++++++++++++++++
omommamaggie More than 1 year ago
Santa gifted this book to my children, and we read it at least once a week. They laught aloud each timeit is read! I brought it to my four-year old's classroom to read, and all of the children laughed and laughed. There's a new catch-phrase in our house: "Ba boo-boo waddy"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a dog my self a and i named her marly after marly and me the book is wonderful and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So awsome!
tpk More than 1 year ago
My kids love the book. It is really cute. Very appropriate for our family since we have a yellow lab already. Luckily ours isn't as bad as Marley.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read Marley and Me, and about to be a grandparent, I looked at this with interest. We are also the owner of 3 Labs (2 of which are rescue dogs) too. The breed is well represented in both of Grogan's books, and I should imagine that we're not the only people that could see our dog within the pages of both books. I guess that means all Labs have appalling lives then if the first reviewer is to be believed. John Grogan writes with wit and passion in both versions of his life with Marley.
Victoria Ward More than 1 year ago
Very very very very very good
Blair Reilly More than 1 year ago
Me and my frends luv it
Grandma2000 More than 1 year ago
This book was so entertaining for my grandson. He didn't want me to stop reading it. After the fourth time, I told him that it was timeto go to sleep. The color's and illistrations are wonderful. The story line flows well and the author gives a wonderful ending. I would recommed this book for all ages. I myself read this book only once and decided right away to buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A hero and playful pup who is much like Old Yeller in his own right. Bad things may happen, as in Old Yeller, but Marley the puppy's spirit never loses its lustre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isone of the best books ever!!! How could you not get this? Amazing! Get this book and you will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET THIS BOOK ITS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I showed my kids this they laughed so hard it was so funny to them most of my kids were laughing so awesome book for kids
kaydeeKD More than 1 year ago
I think that kids are so often being told what not to do, that they really relate to poor Marley's mistakes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love doggie stories above many other animals. There is something about dogs in teaching valuable lessons, displaying unconditional love and being the family protector when you least expect. Light heated yet heart tugging. Clearly, one can see how complete family is with a dog as a pet. I guess you can see I am a dog lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. It is vey interactive, my son, (15 months) likes to touch the drawings in it and make them move. The story is also very cute and the narrator is not boring at all. I also like that I can record my own voice and since I want my son to learn Spanish I read and translate the story in Spanish so that he can learn Spanish at the same time. I really like this book as well as my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 4 and 6 year old grandsons love this book. They especially like having it read to them by the Nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a great learning book if our kids wanna get a dog this is what NOT to do so i think its a great book for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter likes the paper marley books and these add motion and activities so she likes them even more.
sriches on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome Marley, their new Labrador pup, into their family. But Marley doesn't stay a tiny puppy for long. He grows and grows, and the bigger Marley gets, the bigger trouble he gets into. Big, bad-boy trouble. Whether it's chewing Mommy's reading glasses or swallowing Daddy's paycheck, Marley is a dog like no other. He tries to be a good dog, honest he does, but everything he tries ends up bad. Then one day Marley goes too far. Will this family have to find a new home for their big, crazy, pure-hearted dog? Inspired by John Grogan's bestselling memoir, Marley & Me, this heartwarming story shows that loving someone, flaws and all, can reap huge rewards.
elizacats on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute, realistic story about a puppy that has bad manners. The family has a hard time keeping him out of things and not tearing them up. Marley proves to be an important part of the family in the end.
katitefft on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story might be considered biographical because it is based on the author's real experience with his family's beloved pet dog named Marley. Whether the events in the story really happened or not, the story is very realistic and is one that family's with pets will enjoy reading together. This book teaches children about love and friendship, as well as patience and perseverence.
korikay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture books detailing Marley's misadventures with his new family is entertaining for young children only. The illustrations might be fun for k-2 so they might pick out the details of destruction Marley leaves in his wake. However, the story is bare at best. It is predictable and the prose is ho-hum.