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Dog's day
Cabrera, Jane.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Orchard Books, 2000.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Dog has a very busy day with his animal friends, swinging from the trees with Monkey, flying through the clouds with Bird, hopping and jumping with Rabbit, and more.
Reading Level:
BR 0 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.3 1 Quiz: 24423 Guided reading level: C.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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The poster-bright pictures and bouncy, simple text feature a sprightly narrator who begins, "Hello. I am dog. This is my day". The day's activities include swinging from the trees with Monkey, slithering along the ground with Snake, and hanging upside down with Bat, before heading home for his favorite pastime: playing with Daddy.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. "Hello. I am Dog, and this is my day." So begins this simple yet delightful look into the fanciful comings and goings of one spotted puppy. Dog swings on the trees with Monkey, flies through the air with Bird, and changes color with Chameleon. But Dog's most fun comes at the end of the day, when he plays with his daddy. Cabrera uses a bold art style executed in thickly applied gouache that gives the impression of finger painting. The oversize format accommodates the action nicely, and with a simple text and Dog and his pals taking up most of the page, this is an excellent choice for story hours. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

PreS-A lively black-and-white puppy describes an imaginative day of play with his various stuffed animals. "I swing from the trees with Monkey./I fly through the clouds with Bird./I change my color with Chameleon.-I run really fast with Cheetah." But at the end of the day, with his toys tucked away, what he most likes to do is "Play with Daddy." The bold, primary colors in the gouache paintings burst with energy. Broad, thick brush strokes are perfectly suited to the innocence and enthusiasm of the pup. The hand lettering further captures the fun-loving spirit and complements the illustrations as it curls around the snake and undulates around the fish. This simple, action-oriented book encourages participation and is a surefire hit for toddler storytime.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.