Three stories you can read to your dog

Sara Swan Miller

Book - 1995

Stories addressed to dogs and written from a dog's point of view, featuring such topics as a burglar, bones, and running free.

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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin c1995.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
ISBN
039569938X
0613060377
9780613060370
Main Author
Sara Swan Miller (-)
Other Authors
True Kelley (illustrator)
  • The burglar
  • The bone
  • The wild dog.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

``When you feel bored, you read a book. But dogs can't read,'' Miller points out. Lest people have all the fun, she's designed this chapter book with canine sensibilities in mind. Each tale is addressed to ``you good dog,'' enabling readers to speak directly to a pet. ``The Burglar'' testifies to the fierceness and bravery ``you'' exhibit after hearing a knock on the door; ``The Bone'' chronicles the history of a gift from ``your friend,'' including a dream sequence about a splendid ``bone tree''); and ``The Wild Dog'' is an adventure in which ``you'' frighten a car, chase a squirrel and triumphantly return home for a can of food and a nap. Kelley (I Really Want a Dog) sketches a floppy brown Everydog who wags attentively at the narrator's voice, then enacts each role of eating, sleeping and protecting the house; the illustrator's familiarity with doggy expressions and gestures serves Miller's volume well. Humans will find these selections entertaining even without a hound present-but it's always nice to share. Ages 7-10. (Mar.) Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3?Readers can share these short, easy-to-read stories with their dogs in one, two, or three sessions, depending on the animal's attention span. They are about the things canines understand best?barking at a ``burglar'' on the other side of the door, eating and burying bones, and pretending to be a ``wild dog.'' Canine lovers can't help but laugh out loud at these stories, made even funnier by the watercolor-and-ink cartoon illustrations. Fans of Cynthia Rylant's ``Henry and Mudge'' series (Bradbury) will love this book, so order a couple of copies.?Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Addressed to dogs and told from a dog's point of view, these three humorous stories feature such dog-critical topics as catching burglars, enjoying bones, and running free. By the creators of How to Read Your Mother's Mind.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Stories addressed to dogs and written from a dog's point of view, featuring such topics as a burglar, bones, and running free.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Does your dog sleep a lot? Maybe your dog is bored. When you feel bored, you can read a book. But dogs can't read. Here's a good way to make your dog happy. You can read these three stories alod. They are about things dogs understand best -- burglars, bones, and running free -- and they have lively pictures of dogs doing exciting things. And don't forget to pet your dog while you're reading. Dogs like that too.