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Be Brown! Hardcover – February 18, 2002

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From Publishers Weekly

Bottner (Two Messy Friends) and Gott (Patches Lost and Found) treat readers to a simple, effective tale of a boy beleaguered by a disobedient dog. The poker-face text, made up of one- and two-word commands, inspires hilarious animated illustrations of the pup doing the opposite. "Sit!" shouts the boy in the opening spread. Instead, the perky pooch who's as big as the boy jumps up to lick him on the face. "Drop it!" the boy says as the dog feasts on a sneaker. Fueled by frustration ("Be careful! Be quiet!"), the boy finally comes up with a command his pet can conquer: "Be brown!" In the end, the two embrace as the boy finally comes to accept the distinctive character of his canine companion. All ages.

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Preschool-Grade 1--The story of a little boy and his rambunctious, disobedient dog. Brown won't follow any of his young master's commands of "Sit," "Stay," or "Down." In fact, he does just the opposite, much to the child's frustration. Finally, as if inspired, the boy yells, "Be Brown!" This command elicits a joyous response from the animal and a relieved "Good dog" from the boy. In the spirit of David Shannon's No, David! (Scholastic, 1998), the book has one word per page, leaving the uncluttered, expressive illustrations to expand on the story. The boy's bulging eyes; wide, large, open mouth; and unruly red hair give him the look of any youngster fruitlessly chasing after something that is clearly too much for him. The child-sized dog bounds about the yard and house in total disregard for his young owner's words. A fun book for beginning readers and lap-time sharing that will elicit giggles all around.

Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (February 18, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399237755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399237751
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,069,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patty on April 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
My 3.5-year-old son loved this hilarious story about a bossy boy and his disobedient dog. The way that the dog never listens to the orders that the boy is delivering is very amusing and so true to life. We laughed and laughed as we read this story. The ending where the little boy finally thinks up an order that the dog is able to obey works perfectly. We loved the way that they boy wants to celebrate his dog's "goodness" with a hug and some words of praise. The words and the pictures go together perfectly! All in all, this book is a great read and is sure to be a favorite with all children who have pets and those that want one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Etta D. Gold on April 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Barbara Bottner's latest picture book proves once again how perfectly she understands children. A young boy is desperately trying to train his uncooperative dog. Ignoring command after command, the dog gloriously (and hilariously) avoids compliance. What's a boy to do? -- A perfectly satisfying ending!
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By Roz Levine on November 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
How does a little boy train his big, brown, disobedient dog? When the boy commands SIT, his dog jumps up on him and slobbers. When he orders STAY, his dog chases a squirrel. FETCH seems to mean roll over to his dog; COME causes his furry friend to run away. This old canine just can't seem to get the hang of it. He won't give his paw, stay off the furniture, play catch, or stop howling and barking. Finally in total exasperation the boy commands BE BROWN, words his dog just can't ignore..... Barbara Bottner's minimal text, really just one word per page, is highlighted by Barry Gott's charming, bold, bright, and exuberant illustrations, and little ones are sure to giggle and enjoy all the silly antics of boy and dog. Be Brown! is an engaging and entertaining preschool, crowd pleaser, youngsters will beg to "help" you read again and again.
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By A Boca Mom on March 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book. I have given this book as a gift to new parents and say this book is just like having children. You do your best, but they are who they are.
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Cute book. Use this with my students who have Language impairments and have great difficulty following directions.
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