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ISBN:
1582346836
Author:
Gail Page
Category:
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition (April 1, 2006)
Pages:
32 pages
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1595 kb
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1967 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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When his owner finally has enough and sends him packing, it's silent Cat who misses him the most.

When his owner finally has enough and sends him packing, it's silent Cat who misses him the most. Armed with a how-to book and quiet determination, Cat begins to instruct Bobo in proper dog etiquette. Shake, fetch, and roll over all go well.

Gail Page is a fine artist and textile designer whose work has been exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the country. Bobo, the great galumphing hound in Gail Page's "How to Be a Good Dog," is the canine Oscar Madison. He reads with his feet on the coffee table. This is her first picture book, based loosely on her own mostly good dog, Gimpel. Gail lives in Brooksville, Maine. He rummages in the refrigerator between meals, then eats messy snacks on the living-room furniture.

This book is a delight! I enjoy it as much as my daughter. The illustrations are hilarious - very colorful and entertaining

And Cat, more helpful than most cats we've known personally, is a star as well. This is one of those special books that makes readers young and old smile in recognition. This book is a delight! I enjoy it as much as my daughter. The illustrations are hilarious - very colorful and entertaining. I highly recommend this book to anyone with young children and a sense of humor. 0. Report By Thriftbooks. com User, March 15, 2006.

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. 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.

How to Be a Good Dog. Author. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. 25,000 first printing.

Second to dogs, books hold the status. However, a book you may actually open and read and understand

Well, a friendly and faithful dog can also be tremendously possessive. The author of this quote probably says that next to a good, faithful dog, books are man's best friends. Dogs can be adorably friendly and can literally help you in a lot of situations. Second to dogs, books hold the status. However, a book you may actually open and read and understand. But, the workings of a dogs mind and the reasons for his faithfulness and affection to you, you may never understand.

If you want to be a good dog owner, there are some simple things that you do for your do.

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praise him for his good actions. Teacher Note: The pages of this book are not numbered.

How to Be a Good Dog Written and Illustrated by Gail Page Summary: Bobo tries hard to be a good dog and he loves hearin. praise him for his good actions. Unfortunately, it’s hard to be good all the time. Mrs. Birdhead sends Bobo to the doghouse for being bad, Bobo and Cat miss each. Cat comes up with a plan to train Bobo so he can return to the house. to obey Cat’s commands but in his excitement to show Mrs. Birdhead how well.

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Visit Gail's website Bobo really wants to be a good dog. It's just that being good takes so much effort. When his owner finally has enough and sends him packing, it's silent Cat who misses him the most. Armed with a how-to book and quiet determination, Cat begins to instruct Bobo in proper dog etiquette. Shake, fetch, and roll over all go well. But can Cat really turn this incorrigible canine around? Drenched in cotton-candy colors and brimming with whimsical details, Bobo proves a fact all dog lovers know: nobody can resist a good dog, even when he's bad! Reviews "Bobo, the great galumphing hound in Gail Page's How to Be a Good Dog is the canine Oscar Madison. . . .Pale and plump with a single black spot, Bobo has a Thurber-esque squishiness in Page's cartoonlike acrylics. His eyes are never more than two tiny dots, but they're endlessly expressive. How the author accomplishes this I can't say. But it seems to be an unwritten law that in the world of children's books, the larger the dog, the smaller the eyes, and vise versa." -New York Times Book Review, children's feature issue "The pictures [in this book] are pleasing and, to my eye, beautiful. At the same time, they're genuinely funny. This, to me, is the best thing possible. And it's hard to do."---Daniel Pinkwater on NPR's Weekend Edition, Saturday, Feb 11th. To read more on the How to Be a Good Dog feature, click here. "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." -Kirkus Reviews "This lively tale of a good-hearted canine and his kindly cat friend gets its charm from its bold and colorful illustrations...But it is the story, told in plain, simple, unembellished words that any child can understand, that grabs your heart and won't let go." -Curled Up With A Good Book "The large acrylic paintings with cartoon figures and the simp

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Our grandchildren,(Charlotte, 7, Lucy, 4, amd Peter, 2 1/2), giggled their way through this charming book. Gail Page's endearing illustrations depict Bobo as the favorite dog of everyone's childhood. And Cat, more helpful than most cats we've known personally, is a star as well. This is one of those special books that makes readers young and old smile in recognition.Our son, Alex,age 32, brought this book to our attention and we all loved it.
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My students thoroughly enjoyed the pictures and the text!
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Great pictures that capture the essence of bounding, out-of-control, canine enthusiasm. Mrs. Birdhead and cat get supporting character awards. It's a fun book to read to children.
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Who Let the Dogs In?

Review by PATRICIA T. O'CONNER

As we all know, bad boys are more charming than good ones. Naughtiness, like it or not (and we do), is alluring. Maybe that's why it's easier to forgive a bad boy's captivating faults than a good boy's perfections - assuming, of course, that the bad boy doesn't bite.

Bobo, the great galumphing hound in Gail Page's "How to Be a Good Dog," is the canine Oscar Madison. He reads with his feet on the coffee table. He rummages in the refrigerator between meals, then eats messy snacks on the living-room furniture. He leaves muddy paw prints everywhere. He chews up homework, though it's not clear whose, since his owner, Mrs. Birdhead, is the only human on the premises. Never mind. This dog finds homework to chew up.

When Mrs. Birdhead finally exiles Bobo to the doghouse, he's missed by an unlikely ally - lonely, good-hearted Cat, who plots to restore Bobo to their owner's good graces. Armed with a book on dog obedience, Cat teaches Bobo a few civilizing tricks (lying down comes naturally). The road to perfection is bumpy, and Bobo never quite arrives. But because he tries, he gets a "good dog" from his owner, and that's what counts in the end.
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My 2-year old daughter enjoys this book as much as the adults that read it to her, but on a very different level. She loves the idea that Bobo WANTS to be a good dog, but doesn't always succeed, and that his friends help him. She also loves the big KAPOW when he runs into Mrs. Birdhead. (Oh, and she enjoys trying to imitate Bobo sitting, particularly lotus position.) She has no idea why the adults think it's funny that Bobo's idea of "sit" involves a chair and sometimes the lotus position. She sees it as a finely nuanced psychological book about ethics (why is it OK for Cat to push Bobo when he's running down the stairs?) with good sound effects and a dog, which is everything she ever wanted out of a book.
For a dog like Bobo being good isn't always the easiest thing to do. However with the help of his friend Cat, he learns some important lessons in proper manners, allowing him to show Mrs. Birdhead what 'a good dog' he really is.

"How to Be a Good Dog" is great fun to read with kids and the vibrant colors and fun, whimsical drawings will keep their eyes glued to the pages. The story shows both the well-behaved and sometimes mischeivous nature of dogs, reminding the reader that while we can't all be 'good' all of the time, we should try our best.

(This book was reviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition on Feb. 11th 2006 by Daniel Pinkwater and Scott Simon. Be sure to take a listen to the audio on the NPR site.)