Bad Dog (Library Binding)
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 9781984847980, 40pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
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"Look what I got for my birthday! A pet dog!" says a little girl holding a . . . cat? Rocky doesn't listen or obey like all the other dogs. (Because Rocky is a cat.) And Rocky hates her leash and doesn't seem to like other dogs. (Probably because Rocky is a cat.) And rather than play fetch, Rocky prefers to . . . lick between her toes? Ew. Rocky is a bad "dog"! BUT Rocky doesn't bark, and is so cute when she sleeps in sunny spots. Maybe Rocky IS a good dog? (Or, you know, maybe Rocky is a cat.)
Cat lovers and dog lovers alike will howl with laughter at this little girl's willful insistence that her cat is a dog. The hilarious ways in which cats and dogs are different are brilliantly illuminated with each turn of the page and will leave young readers and their grown-ups giggling.
★ "Youngsters, especially those with a pet of one kind or another of their own at home, will delight in this case of mistaken identity."—Booklist, starred review
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Praise For Bad Dog…
"Boldt's tale of a bad dog will have young audiences hollering (and giggling). . . . A funny little tale of pet love."—Kirkus
"it’s fun to be a spectator at this battle of wills."—Publishers Weekly
"Children will also love the contrast between the facial expressions of the girl and the cat and will enjoy watching the antics of both. . . . This clever story celebrates the differences between cats and dogs and the owners who love them."—School Library Journal
"Listeners are sure to laugh and 'aww' along as Rocky and her human grow to know and love each other.”—The Bulletin of the Center For Children’s Books