Good Boy, Fergus!

Good Boy, Fergus!

by David Shannon


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Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day—well, except for his bath, of course! From chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favorite "tickle spot," David Shannon's newest sweet and silly character will inspire young readers to laugh out loud at his mischievous antics. Fans of Shannon's previous books will love reading all about this naughty but lovable dog!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439490276
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 198,902
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair. He lives in California with his family.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1960

Place of Birth:

Washington, D. C. (Raised in Spokane, Washington)


B.A., Art Center College of Design

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Good Boy, Fergus! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
haygirl7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This book is the story of a dog named Fergus. He has a problem behaving for his master. Fergus is always getting into trouble but his master loves him anyways. Personal Reaction:I absolutely loved this book because I have a little dog who acts just like Fergus! She is always getting herself into trouble.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. I would use this book as an art project in the classroom. The class could draw pictures of their pets at home. 2. This book is also a great example of obedience. We would have a lesson over good classroom behavior.
alswartzfager on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is for very young children. The words are large and easy to read. Its a great story when talking about pets and or responsibilities. It shows a little boy learning to take care of his pet and some of the day to day things that he encounters while have a dog.
eputney87 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary- Fergus is a curious and frisky dog always getting into trouble. No matter how much trouble he causes, his owner will always love him. Strength- IllustrationsThe illustrations tell the story so well. Fergus is moving in every picture. You can smell his stinky dog smell on every page! Use with Children- Pets: Do you have a pet? What kind of problems does your pet(s) cause. (This would also be a great read aloud of the simple pleasure of reading!)
menaramore on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a funny story about a dog named Furgus. He will not do anything he is told, but he is still a good boy. This is great for entertainment and pets.
adrianneosmus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good Boy, Fergus is about a dog who doesn't always listen to his owner. He chases cats and doesn't want to come inside when he is called. He likes to make messes and doesn't always eat what he is supposed to. But at the end of the day Fergus is a pretty good dog.When I first read this book, I immediately fell in love with it. I love dogs and have had a few dogs like Fergus. This is a cute book that all teachers should have a copy of.The first thing you could do in the classroom is let your students make their own book about their ideal pet. The next thing you could do is show your students how much responsibility a pet is. You could assign them a pet( give them a rock or egg) to take care of for a week.
coachncheern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for children who have a dog or want a dog. Fergus seems to repeatedly get into mischief. The illustrations picture Fergus with an impish glint in his eye to extend this.
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is very similar to David Shannon's No, David! books. The illustrations are precious as it follows a puppy misbehaving. I read this aloud in my classroom and my students LOVE it, no matter how many times we read it. A very silly read aloud.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute! It is very simple and done by Davin Shannon. Instead of No David it is No Fergus, the dog.
TaylorHutton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Fergus is a little dog that is just a typical dog. This book follows his day. He chases cats, begs for food, and has his own whipped cream covers dinner. He seems to always get his way though. I can't say I wouldn't give little Fergie whatever he wanted though!Personal Reaction:This is a really great book! We all treat our pets this way. I know I spoil my pets rotten. Who can't relate to spoiling your pet? The illustrations were really great as well, and it was like the words were illustrations themselves.Classroom Applications:1. Talk about pets. How we treat our pets.2. Have an art project, and let them draw their pets.
shaij1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book is about a very spoiled dog who is very much loved by his master. Fergus misbehaves a lot but never seems to get in trouble for it. Fergus gets into a plant, pees on a car, and does not come when called but his master always says "Good Boy Fergus" anyways. Personal Reaction: The pictures in this book are wonderful. The illustrations go right along with the text and bring the story to life. Children will love this book because it is funny to see what Fergus will get into next. Classroom Ideas:1. I would do an author of the week and choose one week to do David Shannon and talk about the similarities and differences of his books.2. The class could share what animals they have and what troubles they get into at home.
bplma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We've all met dogs like Fergus--happy, puppy like dogs who know what they like and who do everything--chasing motorcycles, taking a walk, peeing on hydrants-- with enthusiasm. And like Fergus's unseen owner, who says "don't beg" and then gives him bits of food, we are all charmed. Shannon's illustrations -- bright and colorful and larger than life--add the the feeling of warmth and home, comfort and fun. Like Shannon's David Books, the text consists of simple commands and statements directed to Fergus by his owner, making it easy to connect with and fun to read. --great for storytime.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Fergus is the cutest little white Scottish terrier, ever.  And David Shannon is a genius at capturing Fergus' expressions in his darling illustrations.  Anyone who has ever been trained by a dog will recognize themselves (and their dogs) in this story.  So how does it go over with the target audience?  Extremely well judging by the giggling that occurs when this story is being read.  It might help that we have a dog named Sophie who behaves much the same way as Fergus.  If anyone is wondering:  Yes, Sophie does have us trained. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book for our granddaughter when she was a baby, and now she can - and does - read it for herself. It's one of the most delightful children's books I've ever read. I'm ordering Good Boy Fergus for a friend whose first grandchild was just born (and is named Fergus!) I certainly hope they enjoy it as much as we and our granddaughter have.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Boy Fergus is a great read aloud. The illustration are fun and the story is hiliarious. My toddler and my 8 year old enjoy this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
We have Cairn Terriers, which are the brown and blond version of a Westie. This book captured our dog's personalities to a tee. I think this book was hilarious. My husband wants to e-mail David Shannon to tell him how great he thought the book was. Every page made me think of my dogs. Chevy chases anything that has a motor (especially motorcycles and mopeds) and Cari enjoys 'eating' our cats (it just looks like she's eating them, she is actually only nibbling). Anway...What a hoot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are wonderful. David Shannon captures the true essence of a Westie! A fun read for a Westie lover, young or old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I teach Kindergarten, and my students can't get enough of this book! I bought it last week and they are begging me to read it to them every day. The illustrations a great, and David Shannon has truly captured life with a dog. I love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for kids who have a puppy. It's so true for any puppy owner and the illustrations are great. I especially the dog's facial expressions. It's easy to read and funny.