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Me & Dog: with audio recording
     

Me & Dog: with audio recording

by Gene Weingarten, Eric Shansby
 

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This endearing friendship story about a boy and his dog from a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer gently explores a timeless question: who’s really in charge?

Meet Sid. He’s an ordinary kid. He’s far from perfect. But to Murphy, Sid’s faithful dog, Sid is the whole world. Murphy thinks Sid is the absolute best—and that he’s

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This endearing friendship story about a boy and his dog from a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer gently explores a timeless question: who’s really in charge?

Meet Sid. He’s an ordinary kid. He’s far from perfect. But to Murphy, Sid’s faithful dog, Sid is the whole world. Murphy thinks Sid is the absolute best—and that he’s in charge of everything.

Sid loves Murphy right back, but he can’t help but wonder what Murphy would think if he realized the truth: Sid’s just a kid, and Murphy’s just a dog, and neither one can control the world.

This deceptively simply picture book is the perfect start to a discussion about a subject seldom seen in children’s books—the nonthreatening feel of a world based on fact and reason, and not faith.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
09/01/2014
K-Gr 2—A story about a dog that thinks the world revolves around his boy. Not a particularly new subject, but one that is approached with verve and sparkles with spirit that young readers will understand and relate to. Sid, as he states, is just an ordinary kid that makes mistakes, but his dog, Murphy, thinks Sid is the "Supreme Almighty Ruler. Super-duper boss and king of absolutely everything." Digitally rendered and larger-than-life illustrations focus on how the young protagonist and his beloved pet interact and even how they interpret the world. While Weingarten attempts to explore the bigness of the world through Sid's eyes and displays a childlike wonder at life's small mysteries—and Sid's explanations of them—it is truly the core idea of a boy and his dog that win the day. Potentially arcane to those adults who choose to overthink it, this story may not be a first purchase, but its spirit and illustrations certainly make it a worthwhile addition. A winning example of fun and prose from an already established humor columnist, Me & Dog won't stay on the shelf for long.—Ashley Prior, Lincoln Public Library, RI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442494145
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
360,244
File size:
17 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gene Weingarten is a nationally syndicated humor columnist and a Pulitzer Prize–winning staff writer for The Washington Post. He lives in Washington, DC.
Eric Shansby is a cartoonist and illustrator for various American periodicals, including The Washington Post.

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