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The Dog Who Had Kittens
     

The Dog Who Had Kittens

by Janet Stevens
 

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A basset hound is miserable until he adopts some kittens.
Baxter the Basset Hound comes to the aid of some kittens when their mother disappears one afternoon.

Winner Of:
Colorado Children's Book Award
Young Hoosier Picture Book Award
Nevada Young Readers Award
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

Overview

A basset hound is miserable until he adopts some kittens.
Baxter the Basset Hound comes to the aid of some kittens when their mother disappears one afternoon.

Winner Of:
Colorado Children's Book Award
Young Hoosier Picture Book Award
Nevada Young Readers Award
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- It was bad enough having Eloise the cat around. Now Baxter, an endearingly woeful bassett hound, must compete for attention with her seven brand-new kittens. Ignored and banished to the garage, he is naturally curious about the babies. When he finally finds them, hungry and helpless, temporarily abandoned by their mother, Baxter is furious. In an engaging role reversal, he becomes the babysitter during Eloise's frequent absences. Stevens's watercolor and charcoal drawings are delightfully expressive in their depiction of Baxter and the kittens, showing the world from the dog's-eye view. The story, which first appeared in Cricket magazine, is fairly long and often descriptive, but the unusual situation and large pictures should sustain the attention of older preschoolers and will definitely appeal to primary-grade children. --Ruth Smith, Chicago Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823409747
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Janet Stevens is a contributor for Holiday House Publishing, Inc. titles including: 'Plaidypus Lost','Anansi and the Magic Stick','From Pictures to Words ' What do pigs, high heel shoes, cats, Hawaiian shirts, and bears have in common? They're all things Janet Stevens loves to draw. She's been drawing for as long as she can remember. One of her favorite things to do is draw animals acting like people. She likes to dress them up in funny clothes and let them run wild! Her lively, colorful books have won lots of awards and entertained children everywhere.

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