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Publisher Comments:

Bobo really wants to be a good dog. It's just that being good takes so much effort. When his owner finally has enough and sends him packing, it's silent Cat who misses him the most. Armed with a how-to book and quiet determination, Cat begins to instruct Bobo in proper dog etiquette. Shake, fetch, and roll over all go well. But can Cat really turn this incorrigible canine around?

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"In this variation on the old feline/canine rivalry, Cat secretly works with Bobo the dog to refine his slovenly habits. Bobo belongs to Mrs. Birdhead, whose nest-like hat and its purple-feathered occupant balance primly on her auburn pageboy 'do. Bobo seems half-pet, half-person: he walks upright, tracks food all over the floor and chews on a book labeled 'homework' (although there are no children present). His buffoonery lands him in the doghouse, where he mopes until Mrs. Birdhead goes shopping, and Cat surreptitiously trains him. Their 'fetch' lesson goes awry when Cat throws a ball into the house, but 'heel turn[s] out to be very handy' when Cat boosts Bobo through the window to retrieve the ball. Indoors, Bobo does yoga 'sit' postures and practices 'lie down' in bed. What Bobo lacks in manners, he makes up for in enthusiasm, and before Mrs. Birdhead can banish him again, Bobo struts his new stuff and wins a reprieve. Page's debut closely resembles Pinkwater's 'bad bears' picture books in its pratfalls and amateurish visuals. In the mushy acrylic images, Bobo appears to be formed from a lump of grayish-white clay. His malleable, clumsily shaped body stretches to emphasize his clown-plus-canine qualities, and he lends gusto to the otherwise lukewarm custard-colored pages. Ages 3-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bobo really wants to be a good dog. It’s just that being good takes so much effort. When his owner finally has enough and sends him packing, it’s silent Cat who misses him the most. Armed with a how-to book and quiet determination, Cat begins to instruct Bobo in proper dog etiquette. Shake, fetch, and roll over all go well. But can Cat really turn this incorrigible canine around?

About the Author

Gail Page is a fine artist and textile designer whose work has been exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the country. This is her first picture book, based loosely on her own mostly good dog, Gimpel. Gail lives in Brooksville, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582346830
Author:
Page, Gail
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Social Issues - Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Manners and Etiquette
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Manners & Etiquette
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.07 x 10.04 x 0.525 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-08

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Product details 32 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582346830 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this variation on the old feline/canine rivalry, Cat secretly works with Bobo the dog to refine his slovenly habits. Bobo belongs to Mrs. Birdhead, whose nest-like hat and its purple-feathered occupant balance primly on her auburn pageboy 'do. Bobo seems half-pet, half-person: he walks upright, tracks food all over the floor and chews on a book labeled 'homework' (although there are no children present). His buffoonery lands him in the doghouse, where he mopes until Mrs. Birdhead goes shopping, and Cat surreptitiously trains him. Their 'fetch' lesson goes awry when Cat throws a ball into the house, but 'heel turn[s] out to be very handy' when Cat boosts Bobo through the window to retrieve the ball. Indoors, Bobo does yoga 'sit' postures and practices 'lie down' in bed. What Bobo lacks in manners, he makes up for in enthusiasm, and before Mrs. Birdhead can banish him again, Bobo struts his new stuff and wins a reprieve. Page's debut closely resembles Pinkwater's 'bad bears' picture books in its pratfalls and amateurish visuals. In the mushy acrylic images, Bobo appears to be formed from a lump of grayish-white clay. His malleable, clumsily shaped body stretches to emphasize his clown-plus-canine qualities, and he lends gusto to the otherwise lukewarm custard-colored pages. Ages 3-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Bobo really wants to be a good dog. It’s just that being good takes so much effort. When his owner finally has enough and sends him packing, it’s silent Cat who misses him the most. Armed with a how-to book and quiet determination, Cat begins to instruct Bobo in proper dog etiquette. Shake, fetch, and roll over all go well. But can Cat really turn this incorrigible canine around?
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