Synopses & Reviews
"Tired of the commotion caused by an antsy house dog, a pet bird persuades the canine that he should head to the country to herd cows (never mind that neither of these city slickers knows what a cow is). Crummel's mixed-media artwork gives the story's familiar barnyard animals ample personality (most of them quite cranky and unpleasant), as Dog mistakes one after another for a cow. An angry chicken glares and claws at Dog, and a donkey, who's similarly enraged at being confused for a cow, kicks dog with a big 'ka-boom.' Stevens's text, meanwhile, is full of exclamations, repeated phrases, and animal noises that should encourage reader participation: 'Dog walked and walked. There it was.... A COW! Ruff! Ruff! Yip! Yip! Yee-haw!' Finally, the discouraged dog unknowingly meets a cow that kindly takes him back home a short-lived trip after the cow causes chaos on the city streets. The chief source of fun comes from readers knowing more than Dog, but it's not much compensation in a story in which the only two likable characters are either dimwitted or dull. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Ruff Ruff Yip Yip Dog is rounding up whatever he can find in his urban apartment, even chairs. He is also driving his bird companion crazy with the commotion. Bird sends him to the countryside to find something more appropriate to herd, like a cow. But since Dog has never seen a cow, he finds all the wrong animals. After being pecked by a chicken, spattered with mud by a pig, and walloped by a donkey, Dog needs a friend. By chance a mysterious and kindly animal helps lead him back to the city, only to cause chaos there, before revealing her identity as a cow