MY FATHER THE DOG by Elizabeth Bluemle

MY FATHER THE DOG

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Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

The title, cover and opening sentence groom readers for this waggish tale. “My father pretends to be human, but I know he is really a dog. Consider the evidence.” Dad starts the day with a good scratch; fetches the newspaper; likes the windows down in the car; has used a tree for a pit stop; growls when startled out of a nap; chases a ball; loves snacks; he looks innocent when he “toots”; and thinks “we’re the best family in the world.” That’s a good thing, “ ’cause Mom says we can keep him.” The comical oil illustrations juxtapose dad and dog in synchronized behavior enacting each activity as they amusingly express the subtly underplayed scenes to a T. Even the typeface is called “SoupBone.” Tail-wagging hilarity that’s simply doggone funny—and a perfect Father’s Day gift. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-7636-2222-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2006




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