Bailey at the museum

Harry Bliss, 1964-

Book - 2012

Bailey the dog is excited to go on a school trip to the Museum of Natural History.

Saved in:

Children's Room Show me where

1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
Children's Room jE/Bliss Checked In
Picture books
New York : Scholastic Press 2012.
1st ed
Physical Description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 x 29 cm
Main Author
Harry Bliss, 1964- (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Bailey, the only canine member of his otherwise human grade-school class, wags his tail excitedly as their bus pulls up to the Museum of Natural History. When his interest in dinosaur bones gets the better of him, he climbs the T. rex for a taste and ends up with a museum guard as his field-trip partner. Luckily, they get along just fine. They lose sight of the class near the end of the visit, but Bailey's superior nose and tracking skills save the day. Told through short lines of text combined with speech and word bubbles in the pictures, the rambling story gets its spark from the expressive, cartoonlike illustrations. Varying in size from broad double-page scenes to small pictures grouped on one page, the colorful artwork creates a mildly amusing tone and offers plenty of details for children to enjoy. An amiable picture-book adventure. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Precocious, school-going dog Bailey joins his human classmates on a field trip to the Museum of Natural History in his second picture book. As the class observes a dinosaur exhibits, Bailey gets distracted by T. rex bones. An understanding museum guard swoops in ("I think he's hungry. I feel his tummy growling," he reports), and the two become friends. Bliss strikes a note of hilarity with the combination of serious museum decorum and Bailey's inability to follow the rules, while dialogue balloons and visual details create a busy, engrossing environment. The tender relationship between Bailey and the steadfast guard is the heart of this light, funny story. Ages 3–6. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2012 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2— The friendly pup is back for another adventure. This time, he and his classmates are going to the Museum of Natural History. Once there, Bailey is hard-pressed to follow the rules-there are just so many distractions for a fun-loving dog. Really, how can he resist dinosaur bones? Fortunately, Bailey is befriended by a museum guard who helps keep the little dog safe, or is it the other way around? While fans of Bailey's previous adventure will enjoy the story, extended through the cartoon-style illustrations that feature Bliss's trademark sly humor, there are some missteps. The dinosaur segment is inexplicably interrupted by a stop at what looks like a fish tank, which is better suited to a trip to an aquarium. The image of Bailey on a totem pole, his behavior in the American Indian display, and the gift of a dream-catcher to our canine friend may be seen as insensitive to Native American traditions. This story doesn't quite achieve the high marks of Bailey (Scholastic, 2011).—Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI [Page 89]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Bailey the dog is excited to go on a school trip to the Museum of Natural History.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Looking forward to a school trip to the Museum of Natural History, Bailey the exuberant pup, who loves to dig up bones even more than archaeologists do, tours the museum's fascinating displays with the help of a kind museum guard. By the illustrator of Diary of a Worm.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Bailey is very excited about the school trip to the Museum of Natural History. After all, he loves to dig up bones even more than an archeologist!And besides bones, there's lots of fun to be had with tepees, totem poles, and dinosaur skeletons. Bailey's classmates never know what will happen next: maybe that's why the museum guard becomes Bailey's special partner.Bailey is a character that every picture-book age kid wants to read about and his humor and charm will keep everyone giggling.