GOOD BOY, FERGUS! by David Shannon

GOOD BOY, FERGUS!

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. In this offering, the unnamed narrator (an adult male) attempts to discipline his dog, Fergus, who could be a shaggy version of No, David! (1998), but the little pup clearly has the upper hand in the household. The owner tells Fergus what to do, but each time the dog does just as he pleases until the owner caves in, rewarding Fergus with the refrain, “Good boy, Fergus!” Readers see Fergus right at his level as he goes through his day and at each activity finds a new sort of mischief or a new way to be pampered by his adoring owner. Preschoolers will enjoy the large-format full of over-sized text and hysterical pictures of the disobedient dog who gets his way every time, right down to holding out for whipped cream on top of his dog food. Yes, Fergus! (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-439-49027-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2006




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