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It's About Dogs

By Susan Fitzgerald, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A true gift for dog lovers -- children and adults.

Book Tony Johnston Poetry 2000
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Tony Johnston peppers her book with canine quotes from Franz Kafka and William Shakespeare, which dog lovers will enjoy. The author takes readers on a journey from the first dog of the caveman, introduces us to Henry VIII's dogs, tells the story of Mr. Lincoln's doctor's dog, and reveals the long road taken by a dog seeking the holy manger.

From the image of a caveman-days dog lurking near a fire to an adorable pet hiding under a tablecloth, Ted Rand captures the power of the moment in his exuberant watercolor paintings. The Christmas dachshund with his bright red bow and the picture of a dog being an adoptive mother of kittens warms the heart.

Book Details

  • Author: Tony Johnston
  • Illustrator: Ted Rand
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
  • Publication date: March 1, 2000
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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