Little Dog and Duncan (Library Binding)

By June Otani (Illustrator), Kristine O'Connell George

Clarion Books, 9780618117581, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002



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