Don't Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs

Don't Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs

by Wendy Wahman

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ISBN-13: 9781466820357
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 04/27/2009
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 19 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

WENDY WAHMAN lives in Washington State with big poodles, old cats, and a husband named Joe. She's won many awards for illustration, but her greatest joy is loving the two-, three-, and four-legged animals she has known. Don't Lick the Dog is her first children's book.

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Don't Lick the Dog: Making Friends with Dogs 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
danusia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ummm, blech. A rhyming book about how to treat dogs. Very much disliked the illustrations; too sharp and scary. The suggestions are valid but the illustrations detract from the message.
CathyLynn More than 1 year ago
If your grandchildren need help learning to get along with your dogs, this is a great book to have. Fun to read, but with a helpful message that gives you a tool for helping dogs and kids build happy relationships.
suncin More than 1 year ago
Don't Lick the Dog is a vibrant, creative, and memorable way to teach children how to socialize with dogs of all temperments. The unique and edgy format, both in text and illustration, is a departure from the tradional, holding the reader's attention by avoiding the predictable. The useful, informative lessons on dog psychology are imparted in a bold break from conventional metered rhymes and muted illustration. This book will appeal to a wide audience of readers, as an enjoyable source of source of practical information, presented in an original package.
ChildrensBookLover More than 1 year ago
Great illustrations, bold color, and wonderful advice. Don't miss "Don't Lick the Dog." It's one "tail" that will have you wagging for more!
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DSullivan More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to watch Wendy Wahman read her book "Don't Lick the Dog" recently to a class of kindergartners. They were enthralled by the colorful, wacky pictures and the clever rhymes. They hung on every word and watched as the kids in the story learned how to treat dogs with respect while standing up for their own space. Sometimes you just have to turn your back on a dog and sometimes even a little growler like Maddie comes around to be cuddled. The book starts out with "Dogs, dogs, everywhere!" and the pages are crammed with color, whimsey and wordplay. There is something new to find on every page with each reading, especially good, solid information on how to get along with a new dog, or even an old one. (I tried turning my back on my dog after reading this and he actually came over to have his ears scratched - a first!) I asked some of the kids what they learned and they told me how to make their hand a plate or a fist (you'll have to read the book), where to scratch a dog and where NOT to scratch a dog. Plus, they certainly knew "Don't Lick the Dog!" A great book, a fun read and kids love it.
poodleranch More than 1 year ago
We just loved all the different types of dogs. We own 2 big dogs and got this book to give to friends who have kids who are scared when they come over. Hopefully they will learn to relax!
Badd More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are great, something you can look at over and over and always see something new. As an adult I learned lots of new things which I now do when approaching strange dogs, like curling my fingers under and offering my hand. Kids will benefit a lot from this book. But mostly its fun and visually fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all know an adult or child with a fear of dogs and this book, more than any other I've read, speaks to a solution for that fear. It's graphically unique and delightful, perfect for reading out loud and discussion afterwards, and the recommendations couldn't be more clear or appropriate. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Kateh12783 More than 1 year ago
The rhyming text and colorful pictures alone will capture the attention of readers but this is no simple story! The story told would be the perfect compliment to a family with young children who has just gotten or is considering buying a puppy for the first time, providing tips to share with youngsters about how to stay safe with dogs:

curling fingers into the palm so the dog isn't tempted to bite
gently stroke the dog's back instead of patting/hitting at him
turning your back and crossing your arms if the dog acts like it wants to attack
The story, in a sense, reminds children of the golden rule, treat others as you wish to be treated, because "just like you and just like me, dogs have personalities" and we need to respect the different personalities and be cautious of how a dog may react when meeting new people/situations.