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Help Me, Mr. Mutt!: Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems

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Publisher Comments:

Meet Tinkles, Gracie-pants, Lovie, Fritzie, Weenie, Walter, Comet, Ike, and Jack. They're a lively mix of dogs whoseand#160;owners dress them up so they'll put their best paw forward for theand#160;dog parade, which comes at the end of the book. Until that moment, we hear each dog confront their dress-up opportunity with anything from surprise to reluctance to relief. But all have fun joining the festivities, where they show off their dog-gone best.

and#160;and#160;and#160; Alternating between doggy narrators, the text is great to read aloud, offering readers a chance toand#160;play different dog characters. The illustrations are a dynamic combination of realistic, expressive, and cute, and the text design is playful and colorful.

Review:

"Every dog has its rough day now and then, which in this high-energy picture book calls for a letter to Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor. Whether addressing a dog put on a diet by his people, or a pooch who's scolded for barking too much, Mr. Mutt offers a written note of nuts-and-bolts advice (to the hungry dog, he recommends searching the trash, etc.) and anti-cat commentary. His snooty, tiara-wearing cat companion, The Queen, takes issue with his 'catty remarks,' writing rebuttals on pink stationery. Similar to Mark Teague's Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School in both theme and epistolary format, this sister act's (The Great Fuzz Frenzy) effort lacks LaRue's narrative flow and clever situational humor. Stevens's mixed-media scenes of the pets' ultimate altercation contain the most fun: The Queen demonstrates her prowess with a digitally manipulated ball of yarn as she, taking umbrage at a feline insult, keeps her canine cohort too 'tied up' to help his correspondents out of the doghouse. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Through letters and newspaper clippings--and with plenty of trademark humor--the authors give voice to despairing dogs everywhere who are having trouble with their humans. Full color.

Synopsis:

What's a dog to do with a problematic human? Mr. Mutt has the answers!

Synopsis:

Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor, has solutions to the most sticky dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own problem to solve: the cat (aka The Queen), who has her own idea of whos in charge. Now Mr. Mutt is the one who needs help--quick!
         
Through letters and newspaper clippings--and with plenty of their trademark humor--Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel give voice to despairing dogs everywhere.
 
 

About the Author

JANET STEVENS is the author-illustrator of many popular books for children. Her picture books have garnered such awards as a Caldecott Honor, a Golden Kite Honor, and a Texas Bluebonnet Award. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

SUSAN STEVENS CRUMMEL is the author of a number of acclaimed picture books, many of which she's written with her sister, Janet Stevens. She travels to shools nationwide as a visiting author. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152046286
Subtitle:
Expert Answers for Dogs with People Problems
Author:
Stevens, Janet
Author:
Crummel, Susan Stevens
Author:
Joosse, Barbara
Author:
Yelchin, Eugene
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in
Age Level:
03-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Every dog has its rough day now and then, which in this high-energy picture book calls for a letter to Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor. Whether addressing a dog put on a diet by his people, or a pooch who's scolded for barking too much, Mr. Mutt offers a written note of nuts-and-bolts advice (to the hungry dog, he recommends searching the trash, etc.) and anti-cat commentary. His snooty, tiara-wearing cat companion, The Queen, takes issue with his 'catty remarks,' writing rebuttals on pink stationery. Similar to Mark Teague's Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School in both theme and epistolary format, this sister act's (The Great Fuzz Frenzy) effort lacks LaRue's narrative flow and clever situational humor. Stevens's mixed-media scenes of the pets' ultimate altercation contain the most fun: The Queen demonstrates her prowess with a digitally manipulated ball of yarn as she, taking umbrage at a feline insult, keeps her canine cohort too 'tied up' to help his correspondents out of the doghouse. Ages 3 — 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Through letters and newspaper clippings--and with plenty of trademark humor--the authors give voice to despairing dogs everywhere who are having trouble with their humans. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
What's a dog to do with a problematic human? Mr. Mutt has the answers!
"Synopsis" by ,
Responding to disgruntled dogs nationwide, Mr. Mutt, Canine Counselor, has solutions to the most sticky dilemmas. But Mr. Mutt has his own problem to solve: the cat (aka The Queen), who has her own idea of whos in charge. Now Mr. Mutt is the one who needs help--quick!
         
Through letters and newspaper clippings--and with plenty of their trademark humor--Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel give voice to despairing dogs everywhere.
 
 
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