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My Dog Has Fleas

A Ukulele Misadventure

Bob Barner


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Grab a ukulele and sing along as a dog-owner tries to help a pack of itchy dogs, with tips on how to tune and play your uke and more!

I play ukulele and my dog sings along
Her friends all wag to our rocking song

A ukulele-playing dog owner sings about a group of sad flea-bitten dogs as they flee from their treatment and cause comical havoc. By the end of the song, order is restored, and itches abated. As the pack starts to feel better, the furry friends overwhelm the singer with gratitude.

Written by an author-musician, the book features a mnemonic device and other tips for how to tune and play a ukulele. Sheet music and a brief history of ukes are also included.

Praise For My Dog Has Fleas: A Ukulele Misadventure

"Hazy, amorphous colors rendered in soft, near-pastel hues pop against plenty of white space as fine-lined ink and Japanese brush pens outline simple, comics-style canines. A fun and instructive romp."Publishers Weekly

"Get ready for a rollicking, musical, flea-bitten read! . . . A nifty preschool read-aloud that blends early musical instruction with just plain fun." —Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823446421, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2021

About the Author

Bob Barner has written and illustrated more than twenty-five books including Fish Wish, Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos, and Go, Go, Go, an I Like to Read® book. His work has received the Parents' Choice Award and the Teachers' Choice Award. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.