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Good Boy, Fergus!

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ISBN13: 9780439490276
ISBN10: 0439490278
Condition: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

Meet Fergus, the canine star of the upcoming book from Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon. Much like Shannon's beloved characters, David and Alice, the adorable Fergus is always getting in trouble!

Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day--well, except for his bath, of course! From chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favorite "tickle spot," David Shannon's newest sweet and silly character will inspire young readers to laugh out loud at his mischievous antics. Fans of Shannon's previous books will love reading all about this naughty but lovable dog!

Review:

"Judging from his picture-book repertoire,Shannon (No, David!) knows well how exuberant types tend to get into trouble. His buoyant new work keeps the streak going, this time depicting the spunky, yet ever-so-natural behavior of a family dog (the Shannon family in fact — Fergus the West Highland terrier has appeared somewhere in all of Shannon's books). The morning routine is off to a good start when Fergus's partially seen owner lets him out, but things quickly take a turn: 'Ready... set... Cat!' A feline sighting sends Fergus into a frenzy and, once outside, the pepped-up pooch will not come back in. (A hand-lettered page of the owner's verbal entreaties is a hoot.) Digging up a potted plant, getting a bath, taking a fur-fluffing spin in the car and begging for scraps at the table round out Fergus's fun-filled day (and reveal the unseen owner as a true pushover). Through it all, he's commended with 'Good boy, Fergus!' Shannon's mixed-media illustrations, in the style of his David books, crackle with personality. Fergus's expressions and poses will be both funny and familiar to dog lovers, and the predominantly close-up perspective offers an immediacy that makes readers feel included in every second of the tail-wagging action. Paws down, Fergus is one memorable pooch. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including NO, DAVID!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. In addition to three more David picture books, Shannons bestsellers include TOO MANY TOYS; HOW GEORGIE RADBOURN SAVED BASEBALL (newly released in 2012); A BAD CASE OF STRIPES; DUCK ON A BIKE; ALICE THE FAIRY; and GOOD BOY, FERGUS! A native of Spokane, Washington, he is an avid fisherman. He and his family live in California.

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christi, December 4, 2006 (view all comments by christi)
Perfect for toddlers and threes. Very funny, interacrtive and the joke is easy to pick up on. Our son loves this book. He loves any book that makes him feel like he's a part of the bigger picture. Fergus not only tickles the funny bone, it strokes the ego and builds self-esteem. Not a bad deal at under $20.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439490276
Author:
Shannon, David
Publisher:
Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

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Product details 40 pages Blue Sky Press (AZ) - English 9780439490276 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Judging from his picture-book repertoire,Shannon (No, David!) knows well how exuberant types tend to get into trouble. His buoyant new work keeps the streak going, this time depicting the spunky, yet ever-so-natural behavior of a family dog (the Shannon family in fact — Fergus the West Highland terrier has appeared somewhere in all of Shannon's books). The morning routine is off to a good start when Fergus's partially seen owner lets him out, but things quickly take a turn: 'Ready... set... Cat!' A feline sighting sends Fergus into a frenzy and, once outside, the pepped-up pooch will not come back in. (A hand-lettered page of the owner's verbal entreaties is a hoot.) Digging up a potted plant, getting a bath, taking a fur-fluffing spin in the car and begging for scraps at the table round out Fergus's fun-filled day (and reveal the unseen owner as a true pushover). Through it all, he's commended with 'Good boy, Fergus!' Shannon's mixed-media illustrations, in the style of his David books, crackle with personality. Fergus's expressions and poses will be both funny and familiar to dog lovers, and the predominantly close-up perspective offers an immediacy that makes readers feel included in every second of the tail-wagging action. Paws down, Fergus is one memorable pooch. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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