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My Dog Lyle Hardcover – June 18, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (June 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618639837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618639830
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,875,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2—A girl explains all of the reasons that her dog is anything but ordinary: Lyle knows what W-A-L-K spells, howls at sirens, gets sprayed by skunks, eats grass, chases squirrels, and is afraid of thunder and lightning. The snowballing list of characteristics—from snuggly and smart to smooshed-nose and sneaky—builds on each page. The lively text matches perfectly with the vibrant, playful illustrations, done in bold, richly hued acrylics and oils. The expressive paintings of Lyle drinking out of the toilet bowl and running into the glass door will produce laughs and giggles from readers, and the cumulative nature of the narrative will make it a crowd-pleasing read-aloud. Dog lovers will relate to all of the pup's personality traits and will come to love him as much as his owner does.—Rachel Kamin, Temple Israel Libraries & Media Center, West Bloomfield, MI
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"My dog Lyle may look like an ordinary dog to some people. But when I was a baby, Lyle was my bed when I napped." So begins a profile of the special and unordinary things about the narrator's pet dog, her best friend. Each spread adds a new descriptor to the litany of characteristics described in previous pages, e.g., "My snuggly, smart, howling, burping dog Lyle gets so thirsty that he drinks out of the toilet. I try to keep the seat down, but sometimes I forget." In the next scene, slurping joins the list of adjectives, 14 in all. The interplay between this cumulative tale and the expressive oil-and-acrylic art works exceptionally well when depicting both dog's and child's personalities. From stinky (skunk encounter) to snuggly (sleeping on the bed together), lovable Lyle is this girl's best buddy. Cummins, Julie

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CrazyGirl's Mom on August 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 2 3/4 year old picked this book after I showed it to her in a bookstore. Three weeks later, we're now on the three hundred thousandth reading--she giggles everytime and loves to say all of the adjectives in order before I read them. The pictures are bright, fun, and detailed enough to have her asking all kinds of questions.
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This is our favorite book. It reminds us of our dog we recently lost and all the funny and loving things she did with the kids. A very good book for dog lovers and funny. Gave it to my kids from our loving dog in heaven.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a very cute book, following the lovable characteristics of a girl's dog.it's well paced, with illustrations that captivated and give additional talking points. We checked it out from our library, but we may get a copy to call our own.
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By sr3sr3 on March 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I loved Lyle. He could be my dog Sadie. Loveable, goofy and sweet. The author totally captured all the wonderful doggie things that dogs love to do. The narrative is fun and the illustrations are delightful. For children and dog-lovers alike!
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