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5.0 out of 5 stars Warm, loving and funny!, August 23, 1999
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
My second graders just fell in love with this book. Viva Little Dog
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Endearing..., October 17, 1999
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
Kristine O'Connell George has written one of the most endearing books of the year....Every poem illuminates another incident in the busy life of Little Dog, and dog-owners are sure to recognize their own pets in him. June Otani's watercolors are as charming as the text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars kids love 'em, April 26, 2014
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
I used these poems with kindergartners in a therapy dog session and they giggled, then used them again for a group of 1ist / 2nd graders who tried to write their own ... and also giggled. Seems as if everyone has a "Little Dog" story to share!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little Dog Poems, April 10, 2007
This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
Very nice book of poems for children (my daughters are age 4 and 6). Each poem describes the various behavior of the same little dog. The dog reminds us of our Shih Tsu. Cute illustration. Pleasantly surprised with this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Book of Poems, March 22, 2006
This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
Little Dog Poems is a book full of short, cute poems about the life of a little dog and its owner. There is a one poem on each page with illustrations relating to the text. The poems go through one entire day in the life of the dog, from waking up, to playtime, and back to bed again. Children will love reading and being read this adorable little book.

The watercolor illustrations in the book tell the story perfectly. This makes it easy for a young reader, or even listener, to follow along with the words. The pictures are also very realistic, which would help the child relate to the story. The little girl even has to use a step stool in one picture. Children can easily see the love the little girl has for her puppy on all of the pages.

None of the poems use rhyming words, but they do use a poetic format. Sometimes the words are printed in straight lines or even in a spiral formation to help illustrate the story. There is odd spacing between the lines that changes the way the poems are read. Children will love to try and read these poems, and the spacing might actually help them pace themselves and succeed. The words contained in the poems are very basic and would be a great place for any beginning reader to start.

The poems in the book create many different emotions, such as happiness playing catch, sadness being left at home, and even frustration at chewed up socks. Some of the poems even create sensory images, such as taste in the kitchen poem and touch in the comfort poem. Children will love reading this book over and over, because what child does not love an adorable little puppy?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely lovely, August 20, 2005
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
Ms. O'Connell George's simple prose come together beautifully in this lovely story. Perfect for Pre-K through early elementary.

Younger children will enjoy the simple verses. For my 8 year old son, who is a dog lover, he just enjoyed learning the story, but also had his eyes open to how simple poetry can be... doesn't have to rhyme and be some long hard to understand thing.

A great poetry intro. Also be sure to check out Little Dog and Duncan .. which seems even better than the original little dog and is a great friendship story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Little Dog Poems & Little Dog and Duncan, June 30, 2004
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
I have read both of these Little Dog books to my first grade students and they enjoyed each and every poem very much!!! Many of my students bonded with the child and her dog and had lots of stories to tell and write about their own experiences with pets.
These are two of my favorite books to read to them when I talk about poems not having to rhyme to be poems. I wish Ms. George would write more books about Little Dog and his experiences!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BIG fun!, June 6, 1999
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
LITTLE DOG PEOMS may be a little book to hold in your hand, but it's big with imagery, big with understanding of dog behavior and especially big on the fun and special relationship that a child and her dog share. George captures this spunky Little Dog in poems of suitable size. No wasted words here. The essence of each poem, like an enthusiastic puppy, leaps up in tight word pictures that take your breath away with their warmth and rightness.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A loving book, March 17, 1999
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
My 4-year old loves this book and has half of it memorized and says the poems to our own little dog who is a mutt from the pound. Now he wants me to bake dog cookies like in the book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Awwww!", October 17, 1999
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This review is from: Little Dog Poems (Hardcover)
This book is a delight for young dog lovers and parents of young dog lovers. The poems are easy to read and charmingly illustrated with watercolors by June Otani. If you can read this one without one out-loud, 'Awwww!' you've got a heart made of stone.
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Little Dog Poems by Kristine O'Connell George (Hardcover - March 22, 1999)
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