Bark, George

Feiffer, Jules

Book - 1999
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Bark, George
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?

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062051857
Branch Call Number: J PIC F
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.


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List - NYPL__A Cow That Clucked! by: nypl_woodlawn Dec 05, 2012

When George's mother tells her son to bark, he meows. She patiently explains that "Cats go meow. Dogs go arf. Now, bark, George." But he quacks! Then oinks. Then moos.

One of my favorite Ice-breakers! George is a puppy with a problem! Feiffer serves up this slice of hilarity in simple text and bright solid pictures.

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Nov 27, 2014

A favourite with CPL storytellers. A great read for preschoolers. Prepare for laughter and hijinks.

May 27, 2014
  • roropan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a wonderful read aloud for kids and parents alike

Jan 30, 2014

This is my absolute favourite read-aloud to share with a kindergarten or grade 1 class. It never fails to make them laugh!

Sep 25, 2013
  • Laura_Jenkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 24, 2013
  • 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. :)

Feb 13, 2013
  • 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.

Dec 01, 2012
  • 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.

Aug 26, 2012
  • amy0606 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very funny! Gets everyone laughing!

Jul 31, 2012
  • YogiMumma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 14, 2012
  • 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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