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Henry the Dog with No Tail (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Henry andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; wanted andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; one thing andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; in life. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; He wanted andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; a tail. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; All the other dogs andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; he knew had tails. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Grady, a black Labrador, andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; had a great big black tail. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Pip, a pug, could do andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; tricks with her tail. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Larry had a big andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; puffy ball tail.... andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; WHAT WAS andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; HENRY TO DO?

Review:

"Both fanciful and contrived, Kate Feiffer's (Double Pink) story about being careful what you wish for also feels labored. It begins ingenuously if wordily: 'Henry wanted one thing in life. He wanted a tail. Henry was a dog with no tail. And this made him sad.' Livening things up, Jules Feiffer departs from the simple lines of his Bark, George for insouciant, loose-lined charcoal and watercolor illustrations that sprawl across the page, suggesting action even when their subject is at rest. After an introduction to the supporting cast — a Labrador, pug and poodle, all indebted to the art for their individuated personalities — the text turns to extended puns to propel an essentially quixotic plot. To buy a tail, Henry goes to a tailor, who for some reason sews up an absurdly long, button-on tail. Because his tail doesn't wag, Henry goes to a wagon maker. Although the wagon maker can't help him, Henry buys a wagon (why?), and it takes him to New York City's Battery Park, which is (of course) strewn with batteries. Now battery-powered, the tail wags Henry right up a tree, where he makes a decision: 'I think my days of having a tail are behind me.' All in all, a shaggy dog story. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Henry

wanted

one thing

in life.

He wanted

a tail.

All the other dogs

he knew had tails.

Grady, a black Labrador,

had a great big black tail.

Pip, a pug, could do

tricks with her tail.

Larry had a big

puffy ball tail....

WHAT WAS

HENRY TO DO?

About the Author

Kate Feiffer is the author of three picture books for children, Double Pink, illustrated by Bruce Ingman, which the New York Times praised for its "economy of style and understated wit," and the recently published Henry the Dog with No Tail, illustrated by Jules Feiffer.

Ms. Feiffer is also a filmmaker and a mother. She lives with her family on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where she is at work on her next book for children. Visit her at katefeiffer.com.Jules Feiffer is a Pulitzer Prize recipient and the illustrator of many books for children, including Henry the Dog with No Tail by Kate Feiffer and The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. He lives with his family in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416916147
Author:
Feiffer, Kate
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Illustrator:
Feiffer, Jules
Author:
Feiffer, Jules
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Tail
Subject:
Australian shepherd dog
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date:
20071023
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.5 x 10 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

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Product details 32 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416916147 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Both fanciful and contrived, Kate Feiffer's (Double Pink) story about being careful what you wish for also feels labored. It begins ingenuously if wordily: 'Henry wanted one thing in life. He wanted a tail. Henry was a dog with no tail. And this made him sad.' Livening things up, Jules Feiffer departs from the simple lines of his Bark, George for insouciant, loose-lined charcoal and watercolor illustrations that sprawl across the page, suggesting action even when their subject is at rest. After an introduction to the supporting cast — a Labrador, pug and poodle, all indebted to the art for their individuated personalities — the text turns to extended puns to propel an essentially quixotic plot. To buy a tail, Henry goes to a tailor, who for some reason sews up an absurdly long, button-on tail. Because his tail doesn't wag, Henry goes to a wagon maker. Although the wagon maker can't help him, Henry buys a wagon (why?), and it takes him to New York City's Battery Park, which is (of course) strewn with batteries. Now battery-powered, the tail wags Henry right up a tree, where he makes a decision: 'I think my days of having a tail are behind me.' All in all, a shaggy dog story. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Henry

wanted

one thing

in life.

He wanted

a tail.

All the other dogs

he knew had tails.

Grady, a black Labrador,

had a great big black tail.

Pip, a pug, could do

tricks with her tail.

Larry had a big

puffy ball tail....

WHAT WAS

HENRY TO DO?

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