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Bark, George

Feiffer, Jules (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Bark, George


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George likes to please his mother, but when she tells him to bark he says "meow" and "quack-quack" and "oink" and "moo"--Until she takes him to the vet, who finally figures out what's going on with George. Or does he?
Authors: Feiffer, Jules
Statement of Responsibility: Jules Feiffer
Title: Bark, George
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 x 29 cm.
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This is my absolute favourite read-aloud to share with a kindergarten or grade 1 class. It never fails to make them laugh!

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  • Laura_Jenkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I collect talking dogs, and George is one of my favorites!

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  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

To quote one of my students, "This is a very, very, VERY silly story." True. I like the gradual mental breakdown that George's mother has. :)

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  • CRRL_AngelaCritics rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

George is a small dog with a big problem. When his mother tells him to bark, he can't. Instead he says, "Meow," not quite the sound his mom was expecting. George keeps trying, but to his mother's growing frustration, he can only produce the sounds of other animals, like "Oink" or "Moo." Finally George's mother takes him to the vet who promises to get to the bottom of the problem. The cause of George's unusual sounds is even funnier than the idea of a dog who quacks. The simple line drawings in this book are amazingly expressive. It's easy to see George's mother's growing irritation at George's inability to bark properly and her surprise at what the vet finds. This book is perfectly suited for curling up with your favorite little one to read together. Children will giggle as they gleefully point out that a dog doesn't say "Meow." A cat does. The simple format and repetition make this an excellent choice for beginning readers, too.

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  • NaomiEve rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is great, and my daughter found it absolutely hilarious (3 1/2 yrs). She has never laughed as hard at a book as she did at this one.

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  • amy0606 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very funny! Gets everyone laughing!

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  • YogiMumma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ds thought it was fun! But it was also oddly gross.

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  • kimrae rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A storytime favourite - kids love it and I've always enjoyed presenting it.

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  • SCL_EarlyYears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A perennial storytime favourite.

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  • BBeeBryn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not sure if a 3 year old could understand the abstract humor of pulling animals out of the dog's mouth but my grandson got it and found the book quite funny.

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Bark George Puppet/Shadow Show

This puppet/shadow show was recorded in the Salt Lake City Public Library in 2008-2009.

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