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Little Dog and Duncan

June Otani (Illustrator), Kristine O'Connell George


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The endearing characters from Little Dog Poems are back—and this time the little girl and her little dog have a very large overnight visitor. Duncan is so big that he plays fetch with a log instead of a stick, his head alone fills Little Dog’s bed, and he takes up way more than his share of the backseat. But even though he and Little Dog are very different, they have lots in common, too—both love cookies and scratches and mud and mischief. Thirty short, playful poems, narrated by the little girl and illustrated with delicate watercolors, affectionately observe the contrasting canines and are an appealing introduction to poetry for very young readers.

Praise For Little Dog and Duncan

"Glowing with warmth and gentle humor...makes a great choice for reading aloud, or for quiet sharing while children are snuggled up with their favorite pet or stuffed pooch." School Library Journal, Starred

The author and artist of Little Dog Poems reunite with this equally pleasing book of poetry for both young listeners and new readers. . . . They record the action with charming sincerity underlined by gentle humor.
Booklist, ALA

"George has a winning way of conveying much feeling in few words. Otani is at top form… delightfully illustrated." Riverbank Review

Clarion Books, 9780618117581, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2002

About the Author

June Otani was a children’s book illustrator and printmaker. She passed away in 2012.

Kristine O'Connell George is an acclaimed poet who conducts poetry workshops for children and teachers. She is the author of several books of poetry for young people, including Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems and The Great Frog Race, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @Kristine_George.