Gr. 2^-3. Like its predecessor Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog (1995), this volume offers short stories written in second person, purportedly for reading aloud to a dog. The witty, believable portrayal of canine thoughts and behavior will amuse readers, if not their pets. The first story begins with the dog's elation when he thinks he hears the word "walk." Instead, his owner takes him to the "doc,"--the veterinarian. In the second, the dog discovers a turtle, which he considers to be a strange rock. The third involves a bath to rid the dog of fleas. True Kelley's lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations brighten every page with their portrayal of a mutt more notable for enthusiasm than intelligence. The relatively simple text and larger type could land the book on beginning reader shelves or in the early chapter book area. In either location, children will be happy to find this funny book of dog stories. ((Reviewed March 15, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist ReviewsReview by Publishers Weekly Reviews
"A trio of humorous stories share a hilariously expressive dog hero. The adventures include going to the vet, finding a strange rock (a turtle) and taking a bath," noted PW. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.Review by School Library Journal Reviews
K-Gr 3-Newcomers as well as fans of Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog (1995) and Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat (1997, both Houghton) will be pleased with the fast-paced adventures in this beginning chapter book. A trip to "The Vet," the mistaken identity of "The Strange Rock" (really a turtle), and "The Bath" to remove fleas are short and amusing vignettes told from a dog's point of view. The humorous ink-and-watercolor illustrations capture the pup's energy and enthusiasm, while providing visual clues. The dog's facial expressions and mannerisms are right on target, and will appeal to young readers everywhere. The busy endpapers depict 36 different breeds in various playful poses. All in all, this is howling good fun.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Young readers can entertain their canine companions with three new exciting and hilarious adventures that will have them begging for more. 12,500 first printing.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Stories addressed to dogs and written from a dog's point of view, featuring such topics as going to the vet, making friends with a rocklike creature, and getting a bath.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Did you ever wonder why your dog sleeps so much? Perhaps your dog is bored. Maybe it's raining and your dog can't go outside. On days like this, you can always read a book. But most dogs can't read, even the smart ones. There is something really nice you can do for your dog, however. Read your dog the stories in this book -- and always remember to pet your dog while you read!