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Dog in Charge

Going, K. L. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 1 stars out of 5.
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When his human family goes to the store, Dog is left in charge of five wily cats.
Authors: Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)
Statement of Responsibility: by K.L. Going ; illustrated by Dan Santat
Title: Dog in charge
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Summary: When his human family goes to the store, Dog is left in charge of five wily cats.
Subject Headings: Dogs Fiction Cats Fiction
Topical Term: Dogs
Cats
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan
LCCN: 2011035211
ISBN: 9780803734791
Branch Call Number: J PIC G
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Comment by: nypl_morningside_heights Nov 09, 2013

fun read aloud

“Dog can sit. He can stay. He can even dance. But . . . Can he keep the cats in line?”


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Dec 04, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While the humans are away, the cats will play...and the dogs will just sit and stay. But this dog has been placed in charge, and boy does he have trouble keeping up with these five rascals. As he moves from room to room, he discovers each cat in the process of making a mess. Sounds like "swish" and "fwomp" accompany every action, which are drawn in a dramatic way. All of dogs expressions too are exaggerated in a very cartoonish style. The story has a simple panel format, and paces itself to achieve maximum impact for its humour and conclusion.

Dog tries every command he knows, but "sit", "come" and the others have no effect on his kitty companions. Eventually he tires himself out, and while the cats may be different from their canine friend, they do love him, so things end with a sweet and satisfying conclusion.

Both in written and visual content, Dog in Charge is of the highest quality, and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Nov 09, 2013
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

fun read aloud

Dec 10, 2012
  • Greg_library rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed both the story and the illustrations. Well-suited for a read-aloud to the children. Parents are likely to be amused by (and can probably relate to) Dog's attempts to corral the cats when they refuse to "sit" and "stay". It's not a story with a defined moral, but still entertaining.

Jun 25, 2012
  • MB9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The expressive illustrations and comic book-inspired style help this dog and cat story rise above the pack. Repetition and rhythm make for an excellent read aloud for as young as 3 (one-on-one, 4+ in a group), the characters, style, and joyful disasters help it stretch as old as 7.

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Dec 10, 2012
  • Greg_library rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

Jun 25, 2012
  • MB9 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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Dec 10, 2012
  • Greg_library rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"We will sit and we will stay" thought Dog

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