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A dog like that! / by Janene Cooper ; illustrated by Evie Kemp.

By: Cooper, Janene.
Contributor(s): Kemp, Evie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, NZ : Duck Creek Press, 2010Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9781877378416; 9781877378416.Subject(s): Picture books for children | Dogs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 428.6 Summary: All dogs should be like this! Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. This is a delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly, loveable best friend.
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Picture Book C Issued 30/12/2019 I6852277
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All dogs should be like this! Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. This is a delightfully warm story about a little girl and her unruly, loveable best friend.

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Publishers Weekly Review

A girl compares her scruffy, loving dog to how others say a dog ought to look or behave. While her uncle's dog, a handsome black Lab, "does what he's told," her own dog "does what he likes." Set against electrically bright, canvas-textured backgrounds, Kemp's bold, crisp collages are the star of the show; here they show the girl's scraggly brown dog from behind as it appears to furiously dig a hole into the page itself. Other featured dogs include the girl's grandfather's "watchful" guard dog and a "bouncy" Dalmatian that lives down the road. Cooper's cyclical text returns to the phrase " 'Dogs should be like that,' they said," though who "they" are isn't specified. The conceit breaks down a bit when the dog's better behavior is on display: while a neighbor's "fierce" Doberman "barks at cats and strangers," the girl's dog wags his tail and is friendly to everyone, something most people would find preferable. But it's clear that the girl loves her dog for both his foibles and strengths, something that many dog-loving families will agree with eagerly. Ages 2-5. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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