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Take the Dog Out! Kindle Edition
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|Age Level: 3 - 5|
|Grade Level: P - K|
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The author, Lynne Dempsey, has written a fun and informative book about such a nice little dog. The cute little white dog belonged in a family that was very busy. Everyone seemed to love him, but no one was listening to him. The dog went into the kitchen and gave a short bark, he needed to go out. Mom heard him but was busy, she yelked, 'Someone take the dog out'. No one came, so the dog went to the next person, the little boy and then the little girl, dad, and then grandmother. Everyone was too busy. When you read this book you will discover what happened.
Parents and teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children. Everyone in the family can probably identify with each person. This is such a busy world, but if we want a pet, we must learn to take some responsibility for our animals. The illustrations are bright, vivid and colorful. They depict the adventures of the dog and his family. Note: a complimentary copy of this book was provided to read and review.
Recommended. prisrob 06-05-16
It's a fun story that everyone in the family can enjoy, and it's a not-so-subtle lesson for any youngster who wants a dog.
Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-fifths worth reading! The only reason I've relented and started putting stars up there is to credit the good ones, which were being unfairly uncredited. So, all you'll ever see from me is a five-star or a one-star (since no stars isn't a rating, unfortunately).
I rated this book WORTHY!
No, this is not an order by a mob boss to assassinate a puppy! It's actually quite a charmer. Amusingly illustrated and playfully put together, this story could even classify as educational because if there's one thing dogs love to do, it’s let out their inner wolf - that's why they make that sound when they bark: "Wolf! Wolf!" They love to get out and play, and this author's story shows the dire consequences of not taking care of your young dog properly and seeing that she gets adequate exercise.
She's first rejected by mom who, I'm sorry to say is stereotypically depicted in the kitchen while dad sits on his lazy butt reading the newspaper. This would be the one complaint I had about this particular book. It's never too early to start showing children that they need not be hide-bound by traditional and misguided gender roles.
Dad also seems to think that it's more important to read the newspaper than to exercise the family pet. The dog of course has other ideas, and she demonstrates them to each family member in turn with great gusto, including grandma and the two young children.
Was that a whirlwind in the bathroom? Nope, just a dog who needs to run off some high spirits and can’t find an outlet! The story ends up happily, I'm pleased to report, as the family realizes that nature just begs to be explored, and you can’t do that stuck in the house on a beautiful day.
You might want to read the back of the book first because that's where the secrets are hidden! Each picture (I'm told) sports a sneakily-hidden dog bone. I confess I could not find them all! My excuse is that I was bone-tired.... In addition to finding these, young readers are encouraged to count - specifically the number of barks the puppy lets out in her wild enthusiasm.
So, in short, a couple of issues with this, but overall, a wonderfully illustrated story that will teach kids a thing or two about pet ownership as well as provide a fun story that I'm sure young readers will employ to exercise you (or at least your patience!) with demands to read it again and again.
In addition to the cute story and bold, expressive illustrations, readers are urged to count the number of barks, and find the color red as well as the number of bones hidden on each page. The word count is minimal and repetition is key so this book is great for toddlers and children just learning how to read. Highly recommended as a family read aloud or bedtime story to be read over and over.
This most expressive, bouncy and persistent doggie wants to be taken out for a walk. Mommy can't because she's busy cooking. Bark! Bark! and twirl around and -- I won't give away the results. But Mommy yells out, "Someone take the dog out!" Daddy's next but he's involved in his own stuff. Then BARK BARK BARK! Twirling and--"Someone take the dog out!"
Grandma is next, then the little boy, then his sister. It all ends with, "Someone take the dog out!" Then the most touching scene takes place that shows the power of loving attention! You'll likely be moved to tears of joy as I was.
Added bonuses: Go back through the book for other activities. Thanks, author Lynne Dempsey for this nugget of love. Thanks, Mandy Newham-Cobb for your simple but such expressive illustrations. Would you do my books next? I'd be happy to take your dog out for a walk in exchange!
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