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Kibble Talk by [Port, Cynthia]
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Length: 214 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Readers' Favorite 5-Star Winner
"Ms. Port is a wonderful storyteller who has the ability to provide a visual feast of funny situations. I was never sure what might happen next, but I knew it would keep me laughing! This book is a perfect read for anyone. With catchy chapter titles and a plot with never a dull moment, it truly is a book that I really couldn't put down. Animals lovers are in for a real treat, but honestly, anyone looking for a page turning, laugh out loud read will be delighted with Kibble Talk."    - Brenda Castro for Readers' Favorite 
Nerd Girl Official 5-Star
"It may be written as a children's book, but as an adult I really enjoyed it! This book is hilarious. I ended up awake half of the night reading and would start cracking up just to realize I should be quiet because everyone is sleeping." - Christina Munson for Nerd Girl Official

About the Author

Cynthia lives in Indiana with her husband, two daughters, an advanced model cat, two hardy goldfish, and a head full of stories. She happens to have a PhD in Psychology, which she uses in her day job as a scientific writing consultant and for occasional psychiatric evals of her friends and family (that she mostly keeps to herself). With enough hobbies for every day of the year, she hardly needed to take up writing, but become an author she did, and now kids, teachers, parents and grandparents keep asking when her next book will be published. Patience, Grasshoppers, patience.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3189 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Cynthia Port; 1 edition (December 7, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 7, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GZP5LZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #397,819 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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First if two books (second one is Dog Goner), and it kept me reading from first page to last, with only totally necessary interruptions. Liked it so much, I had to go purchase the second book and start reading it immediately. Stayed up til 2:30 in the morning reading, because I couldn't put them down, they were both so much fun. Kibble Talk's characters are real people, with all the flaws, foibles, and quirks that real people have. The premise is really different from any other book I've read, and the plot is wildly imaginative. And it made me laugh from start to finish. Excellent read, no matter how old you may be. If I could give it 10 stars, I would, and it's rare that I feel like that about a book, even though I read constantly and always have. A true gem!
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I downloaded this for my daughter. She's an avid reader and she took to this book right away, finishing it in only two days. She found the characters to be likeable, and the story itself is very funny. She literally laughed out loud reading it, something she claims she's never done before. Now she's bugging me to download the sequel. This was an excellent purchase and I recommend it to anyone with kids.
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You might want to read this before daring your best friend to eat dog food!
"I dare you to eat some dog food." How many times has a good friend or a cheeky little brother issued this dare. Too many to count, I'm sure. In Kibble Talk by Cynthia Port, the dare is issued to Tawny by her best friend Jenny who knows that Tawny will accept the challenge. Yes, she does, and things change fast and furiously. Immediately Jenny's dog begins talking to Tawny. Frightened, but keeping this horrible transformation to herself, Tawny runs home.

It is at home that the fun really begins for Tawny has a huge dog, a Great Dane with the improbable name of Dinky. Dinky becomes a major character in this story and a very colorful one. I think all kids would love a Dinky type dog in their lives.

It is through Dinky that we learn that Tawny can really talk, or read the thoughts of dogs. Their 'conversations' lead to many adventures. In a short time Tawny learns that Dinky, large as he is, really wants to be a small, cuddly lap dog. (Is this a comment on people in general, for so many of us want to be tall if we are short, short if we are tall, etc.?)Tawny tries to help Dinky achieve his dream and along the way they win a Dog Beauty Contest but almost lose a best friend. Jenny, still in the dark about the results of her dare, now feels displaced by a DOG! How humiliating.

In the end, everything works out, for Tawny, Jenny, and Dinky, but not before some hilarious episodes. A lot of the fun comes from the interaction of girl and dog. I think most children would love to be in Tawny's place, at least for a little while. I know most children would love the silliness of this book. It had me laughing out loud many times.

The book is well written and easy to read.
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4th grader Jenny dares her best friend Tawny to eat dog kibble, which Tawny discovers gives her the ability to understand her Great Dane Dinky's thoughts. The most startling thing Tawny learns about Dinky is his yearning to be a tiny lapdog!

Port captures Tawny's youthful voice perfectly, and it's impossible not to fall in love with the slobbery, wisecracking, sparkle-and-tiara-loving Dinky. The plot follows Dinky's determination to fulfill his dream, but it isn't all hijinks. Through Dinky, Tawny learns a lot - not only about Dinky and the other neighborhood pets and their secret desires, but about her evolving relationships with her parents and best friend. There is also a strong message of self-acceptance, a popular theme in books these days. I can't imagine any middle-grader (or adult, for that matter) not enjoying this funny and insightful story.
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This is the story of fourth grade Tawny and her dog, Dinky. The story begins when Tawny's best friend Jenny dares her to eat a piece of dog food. Suddenly, Tawny becomes a junior Dr. Doolittle, able to communicate with dogs through mind reading. It turns out that she can keep this ability if she pops the occasional piece of kibble. Tawny learns a lot about her canine companions including that her own lovable, enormous, and occasionally drooling dog Dinky wants nothing more in life than to be a lap dog. Tawny sets out to fulfill her dog's deepest desire, and enters him in a dog show contest. The result is spectacular, hilarious, and shows the reader how being yourself is the greatest thing you can do for yourself.

I truly loved this book. The writing is impeccable and the story itself is, well, hilarious. Tawny is a spunky, good-hearted kid who does her best to make things right--even when whatever can go wrong, does go wrong. Dinky is a lovable dog who doesn't let something as trivial as size or body shape get in the way of his heart's desire to be a lap dog. With words and phrases like "dogzilla" and "dogologist" or "Darn Well Please" mornings which is Tawny's family code name for days when the family is allowed to sleep in, I found myself chuckling throughout the story. The author's descriptions of the characters and day to day activities in Tawny's life are so well done, I felt myself slipping back to when I was a fourth grader!

Overall, this is an excellent book, terrific for dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike. I highly recommend this fun, funny, and ultimately heart-warming book.
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