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Dad lovers and dog lovers will both delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share - and why we adore them.

Dad pretends to be human, but the kids know otherwise. Between first-thing-in-the morning scratching, fetching the paper, snacking, lying around for hours, and even the occasional pit stop behind a tree, the evidence is clear. But so are their father's steadfast love and loyalty. Aren't those the best things about dads and dogs alike? Elizabeth Bluemle's amusing, affectionate text and Randy Cecil's delightful illustrations create the ultimate tribute to proud papas everywhere - an irresistible story readers will beg for again and again.

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"My father pretends to be human, but I know he is really a dog,' begins bookseller Bluemle's appealingly flippant debut. Backing up her assertion, the girl narrator explains that, like her dog, her father fetches the newspaper, likes to ride in the car with the breeze on his face, and 'growls when you startle him out of a nap.' A couple of manners-bending comparisons will elicit snickers from kids, as parent and pooch (discreetly) use a tree 'for a quick pit stop' and the two sit on the couch looking deceptively nonchalant as the youngster notes, 'When he toots, he looks around the room like someone else did it.' Depicting these human and canine characters in various parallel positions, the art comically captures the similarities between man and pet. Cecil (And Here's to You!) nicely alters the pacing with oval-shaped illustrations that give way to full-bleed spreads (e.g., for 'If you throw a ball, he'll chase after it,' Dad and dog cover the backyard to make a catch), and his textured brushstrokes work effectively as blades of grass or as fibers on the couch. A final comment, which the girl makes while patting her father's head at bedtime, ends the book on a note at once sweet and sassy: 'My father is loyal and thinks we're the best family in the world... which is good, 'cause Mom says we can keep him.' Young dog lovers will lap this up. Ages 4-7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Dad--and dog--lovers will delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share and why they are adored. Full color.

Synopsis:

Dad lovers and dog lovers will both delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share - and why we adore them.

Dad pretends to be human, but the kids know otherwise. Between first-thing-in-the morning scratching, fetching the paper, snacking, lying around for hours, and even the occasional pit stop behind a tree, the evidence is clear. But so are their father's steadfast love and loyalty. Aren't those the best things about dads and dogs alike? Elizabeth Bluemle's amusing, affectionate text and Randy Cecil's delightful illustrations create the ultimate tribute to proud papas everywhere - an irresistible story readers will beg for again and again.

About the Author

ELIZABETH BLUEMLE co-owns the Flying Pig Bookstore in Charlotte, Vermont, with stand-up comedian Josie Leavitt. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children from Vermont College. MY FATHER THE DOG is pure fiction, she says. "This book is not based on my very own father. Honest, Dad, it's not."

RANDY CECIL is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including WE'VE ALL GOT BELLY BUTTONS! by David Martin, AND HERE'S TO YOU! by David Elliott, and ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre.

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sneezyhead, June 5, 2006 (view all comments by sneezyhead)
My Father the Dog is delightful. I love how the art is bright and happy and it works really well with the text. Kids will laugh out loud at some of the dad/dog similarities. The "toot" page brings a lot of chuckles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763622220
Author:
Cecil, Randy
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
Cecil, Randy
Author:
Cecil, Randy
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
dogs;family;fathers;humor;dog;father
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.08x10.50x.34 in. .89 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "My father pretends to be human, but I know he is really a dog,' begins bookseller Bluemle's appealingly flippant debut. Backing up her assertion, the girl narrator explains that, like her dog, her father fetches the newspaper, likes to ride in the car with the breeze on his face, and 'growls when you startle him out of a nap.' A couple of manners-bending comparisons will elicit snickers from kids, as parent and pooch (discreetly) use a tree 'for a quick pit stop' and the two sit on the couch looking deceptively nonchalant as the youngster notes, 'When he toots, he looks around the room like someone else did it.' Depicting these human and canine characters in various parallel positions, the art comically captures the similarities between man and pet. Cecil (And Here's to You!) nicely alters the pacing with oval-shaped illustrations that give way to full-bleed spreads (e.g., for 'If you throw a ball, he'll chase after it,' Dad and dog cover the backyard to make a catch), and his textured brushstrokes work effectively as blades of grass or as fibers on the couch. A final comment, which the girl makes while patting her father's head at bedtime, ends the book on a note at once sweet and sassy: 'My father is loyal and thinks we're the best family in the world... which is good, 'cause Mom says we can keep him.' Young dog lovers will lap this up. Ages 4-7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Dad--and dog--lovers will delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share and why they are adored. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Dad lovers and dog lovers will both delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share - and why we adore them.

Dad pretends to be human, but the kids know otherwise. Between first-thing-in-the morning scratching, fetching the paper, snacking, lying around for hours, and even the occasional pit stop behind a tree, the evidence is clear. But so are their father's steadfast love and loyalty. Aren't those the best things about dads and dogs alike? Elizabeth Bluemle's amusing, affectionate text and Randy Cecil's delightful illustrations create the ultimate tribute to proud papas everywhere - an irresistible story readers will beg for again and again.

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