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I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words Hardcover – October 12, 1973
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This nugget will surprise you. I hope you enjoy it.
I have vivid memories of a time when I could just newly read and barely count ...
staying up well past my bedtime, writing down all the words that were new to the dog (i.e. not counting "a" more than once) and trying to count them to see if the book really had 100 words (it did!). It was that engaging. I remember it took me hours, and then when my mom caught me still awake, I lied and told her I had just woken up.
The point in that is that as a small child, I found this book so intriguing that I was reading, writing, and counting for fun, well past my bedtime. As an adult, I love the wit. As a parent, I love that I get to share the childlike love for it all over again.
This is such a fun book with real learning potential too. Love it.
A young, faceless, pet owner plans to teach his dog 100 words, impressing the entire town - including the mayor. Simple words like "walk" and "beg" are only the beginning of the plan. He also intends to teach him "stand on Uncle Abner's thumb" and "paint the road from here to there"... Plans, however, are one thing; getting started is quite another.
Author Michael Firth is fantastic, as usual, with simple language made extraordinarily fun. P. D. Eastman's illustrations are perfect - they're fun and funny and complement the text. Kids will laugh and learn and that, to be honest, is who we're really interested in teaching!
I am completely happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend this as an addition to any toddler's bookshelf!
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In short order, you'll be able to let your sweet little preschooler "read" the story to you. It's easy, it's fun, it's cute, and it stands up to time. I remember my dad reading this to me when I was a child. That reminds me, I owe him a thank you note!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a 1st grade teacher and I read this book each year on the 100th day of school. Kids love coming up with 100 words on their own.Published 4 months ago by kathy Mascelli
Great book for the 100th day of school, my class came up with a 100 words they knowPublished 5 months ago by christina nicole dunphy
Very cute book! Good for anyone, kids or adult who have dogs. I'll be reading it to my grandchildren then sending it home with them!Published 6 months ago by jncporter
My son loves this book. Great for kids who are just beginning to read. Usually those small-word books are extremely boring, but this one is more fun to look at and readPublished 9 months ago by healthnut
This is one of my favorite books! I had to get it for my granddaughter.Published 10 months ago by rockriver