Don't eat bees Life lessons from Chip the dog
Book - 2022
"Are you a dog in need of advice? Fear not: Chip the dog is ON IT in this super-silly guide to living your best canine life. Chip is seven; he knows things. Like what to eat (important papers, the fancy bird the humans cooked for the fancy dinner, Grandpa's teeth), and what not to eat (bees). He won't get those mixed up, will he?"--
- Humorous fiction
New York :
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
- First edition
- Physical Description
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
- Ages 3-6
- Main Author
- Other Authors
This romping read-aloud, by the duo that produced the popular I Don't Want to Be a Frog series, stars a mutt with a message for all other dogs: "Don't eat bees." The mutt, Chip, who has a wide circle around one eye and a huge snout, first establishes that he's smart. Chip knows that you can dig 30 holes for 30 bones or put all 30 bones in 1 hole. Experience has taught him that just about everything is on the menu for dogs, except for bees. Chip has an expansive list of what's fine for dogs to eat, including socks, homework, and the Thanksgiving turkey, but each cluster of "OK" foods is followed by the refrain "But not bees." Readers will start to suspect that Chip is a little obsessed with bees, and there's a comic sequence toward the end that shows just how Chip got that way. The bright, bouncy illustrations carry the hilarity; scenes like the wreck of the Thanksgiving dinner table abound. Funny and involving. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
Chip, a white hound with a brown fur patch over one eye and a long, boopable snout, is a fount of knowledge—most of which, as conveyed by the previous collaborators (I Don't Want to Be a Frog), "involves what to eat and what not to eat." Actually, bees are the only item on the "don't" list, oft repeated to comic effect. The litany of "do"s, on the other hand, includes unwanted food that Chip's young light-skinned owner slips under the table ("Yes, peas, no bees"), Grandpa's dentures, and cat food ("Who's a dumb dog NOW, Mittens," writes Petty, channeling the canine narrator's snarl at a feline nemesis). Boldt's signature sculptural dimensionality and flair for goofy expressions give readers much to savor in this character study masquerading as a handbook. En route to a sudden wrap-up, one vignette ("Do: Eat important papers!") shows that dogs not only eat homework but do so with elan: a blissed-out Chip floats across the spread like a parade balloon as notebooks, papers, a backpack, and school supplies swirl in the air. Ages 3–7. Agent (for Petty and Boldt): Jen Rofé, Andrea Brown Literary. (May) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.
The comic duo creators of I Don’t Want to Be a Frog are back with Chip the dog, a hilarious new character who’s got some “wisdom” to share. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 2
The comic duo that brought you I Don't Want to Be a Frog is back, with Chip the dog, a hilarious new character who's got some "wisdom" to share.Are you a dog in need of advice? Fear not: Chip the dog is ON IT in this super-silly guide to living your best canine life. Chip is seven; he knows things. Like what to eat (important papers, the fancy bird the humans cooked for the fancy dinner, Grandpa’s teeth), and what not to eat (bees). He won’t get those mixed up, will he? Pet lovers will see their own goofy fur-friends in Chip's earnest yet ridiculous antics, and readers who love funny animal stories will find their next favorite book buddy with Chip the dog, who's patiently waiting to eat your homework and slobber on your clothes.