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Ten-Gallon Bart Beats the Heat School & Library Binding – March 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1st - 3rd
  • Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
  • School & Library Binding: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (March 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761456341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761456346
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 10.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3—Bart, the former canine sheriff of Dog City, is off on another adventure. In town, it was "scorching hot,/blistering hot,/tongue hanging-out hot…" so Bart decides to hitch a stagecoach and head north to Alaska. Things are not what he imagined them to be, with bears, moose that make him pull a dogsled, and a snowstorm that buries him up to his ten-gallon hat. His friends in hot Dog City hear of his icy predicament and come to his rescue, taking him home. Bart's cowboy drawl is fun to read aloud, but one might have to explain some of the references to younger children. The detailed, textured-paper illustrations give the art a three-dimensional look and make Bart extra lively.—Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT
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To escape the oppressive Dog City heat, Ten-Gallon Bart sets off for Alaska, where he encroaches on the fishing pond of three bears, experiences sledding from a sled dog's point of view, and is buried by a freak blizzard while digging for gold. His Dog City friends recognize his hat in a newspaper photo and pool their resources to rescue their friend. Back home in the heat, surrounded by friends, Bart now thinks he's in paradise. Told in a humorous tall-tale style, the longish story is best suited for school-age children who will enjoy the playful language and silly situations. Collage illustrations feature layers of textured paper that effectively replicate the look and shape of animal fur and feathers. The large pictures are well suited for group sharing and group giggles. Grades K-2. --Linda Perkins

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I felt that the illustrator, Dorothy Donohue did a great job in capturing the true essense of the story with her colorful drawings.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DMD VINE VOICE on December 16, 2012
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This is a cute book! Bart the dog finds his hometown too hot, so he sets off for an Alaskan trip. He soon discovers that Alaska isn't exactly as he pictured it to be, and learns to be grateful for what he has.

The book itself is large, with big, colorful cut-paper illustrations. The text is peppered with comments that most kids would find funny (eg, "It was so hot, the chickens were laying fried eggs.")

The reading level is too high for the younger set, unless they can navigate words like dogsledding, tundra, and somersaults. But for older children, or as a read-aloud story, it's fine.
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I got this book for my three-year-old son, who loves to sit on our laps while we read books to him. He's content to sit still like this for quite some time, so even though this book is lengthy, he enjoys listening to it. However, children whose attention spans are shorter might find this one a little much to take. It also doesn't make for the best bedtime story because of its length.

That aside, it's a fun book. The story itself flows nicely, and encourages the use of some fun regional accents and sound effects. (The bears go "grr", the train Bart travels on goes CHUGGA-CHUGGA, etc.) At its heart, the story is simple: Bart lives in an unpleasantly hot climate and decides to cool off by heading for the frozen north, but he doesn't anticipate what he'll find there. I like that the book has some subliminal messages about unintended consequences and being grateful for the things you have, but it's very lighthearted and not at all preachy. There are also some nice messages in it about friendship. All of these themes are beautifully woven into the fun story.

The mixed media art is a lot of fun too. Bart looks like he's made out of textured paper set against the colorful backdrops of the book. When he travels north, there's a fun antique-style map that depicts his journey. The cow has curls that look like they're made of clay, and the chickens are made from what looks like an embossed white fabric. All of these elements add up to give the book a very tactile feel, even though the paper of the book itself is flat. It's as enjoyable to look at the textures of the pictures as it is to read the story.

This is a very well-made children's book, where both the text and the art have been crafted with the same amount of care and attention to detail. It's a fun book for both parents and children.
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Bart has had enough of the heat. He's ready to move to a cooler climate, Alaska. I have a friend relocating to Alaska this summer. I think this would be a great purchase for her kiddos. The cut illustrations are what really "make" this book for us, it almost gives the book a 3-D feel. The story is cute, but we loved looking at the pictures. This tall tale would be great for reading out loud to young school-age kiddos. My preschoolers enjoyed it as well.
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The story didn't capture or keep the attention of my daughter, but I thought the interesting artwork was beautiful. It appears to be different paper textiles glued into shapes and objects. I appreciated that aspect of the book, but expect we will donate this book, as it isn't one to read again.
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By Marisa VINE VOICE on February 21, 2013
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Ten-Gallon Bart is not happy with his life and pines for a change. What he finds in his search is that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Great pictures and wonderful wording that brought the pages to life. My son loved this book.
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By S. J Parker on February 5, 2013
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This is a story of Bart, who can no longer tollerate the heat in the desert & decides to go to Alaska. It's a good story about friends & home.

My older grandchild read it the the younger. The older was smiling as he was reading - which meant he was enjoying the book himself. The illustrations are very good & almost tell the whole story.
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By Nia VINE VOICE on January 25, 2013
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This author visited our school and she made me want to buy every book she has. She was very lively and entertaining and read us the story. This book is like most of her book and has animal as a character and is quite humorous. It's about a dog trying to get away from the heat so he sets out for colder Alaska. It doesn't really go so well though. The illustrations in the book are not the usual pictures but instead cut paper or scrapbook style as I like to call it. Cute book to add to my collection.
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My daughter and 7-yr old nephew love this book. Some of Bart's language is in "western dialect" with the ends of the words dropped off and apostrophes in their place (such as "sleddin'" in place of "sledding"), and I was wondering how my nephew would deal with that, since he's kind of a rule-follower -- but he thought it was cool and he did just fine.

We also liked the paper cut images instead of drawings. They sparked some conversation and gave some artistic ideas to my 10-yr old daughter, who's more of the creative type.

Although the story puts a few unrealistic timelines in place, the overarching themes are quite healthy. One is the that looking for greener pastures isn't always going to turn out like you think, and that "home" is often quite fine if we would just consider it. Another nice theme is that true friends look out for each other and making sacrifices for friendship is a good thing.
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