HOW TO BE A GOOD DOG by Gail Page

HOW TO BE A GOOD DOG

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Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Bobo is a large, white dog with a big, black nose who lives a pampered life alongside his fellow pet, a well-behaved cat who wears a proper apron when washing dishes. Their owner, Mrs. Birdhead (who inexplicably wears a nesting bird strapped to her head) has failed to train her dog in the rudiments of indoor behavior. When Bobo continually misbehaves, he is banished to the backyard, and the cat attempts to end their unhappy separation by giving Bobo obedience lessons. The standard obedience school commands are interpreted with amusing results, as Bobo’s idea of “sit” is lounging in a comfy chair and “heel” means literally kicking up his heels. Children will enjoy the humorous sight of Bobo in his pajamas practicing “lie down” and “roll over” in his own four-poster bed, as the cat reads instructions from a dog-obedience guidebook. The quirky humor in the brief text is matched by the funny antics of the floppy canine in the illustrations as he tries to be a good dog, but always in his own way. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-58234-683-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2006




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