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Title:
Dog gone
Author:
Harvey, Amanda.
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House Children's Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Otis is not happy being left at the Misty Meadow dog hotel, but after running away, he is happy to find his way back.
General Note:
"A Doubleday Book for Young Readers."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 77419.
ISBN:
9780385746397

9780385908702
Format :
Book

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Summary

This place didn't feel much like home. When Otis spends a few nights away from his familiar bed--and away from Lucy, the human companion he loves--he isn't at all happy about it. The other dogs at the dog hotel may be friendly, but not knowing when Lucy will return, Otis decides to take matters into his own paws. . . .


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Favorite friends return for new picture-book adventures. Flop-eared pup Otis stars in his third adventure, Dog Gone by Amanda Harvey, set at the Misty Meadow dog hotel. Otis wonders when Lucy will come back for him ("See you soon, lovely Otis," she says). After a scary attempt to find his way home ("leaping over thorny hedges" and "racing through herds of woolly beasts"), Otis returns to the safety of the hotel. Otis's latest should be a comfort to children reluctant to leave a pet behind. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Readers who enjoyed Dog Eared (2002) and Dog Days (2003, both Doubleday) will welcome this new adventure about Otis. Here, the floppy-eared pooch has his first stay at the "Misty Meadow dog hotel." Lucy, his owner, vows that she will return for him "soon," a promise that weighs heavily as night turns into day. Recalling a story that she read to him "about two dogs and a cat who made their way home across a wild and unknown countryside," Otis takes action, leaps the fence, and makes a valiant attempt to go home-with no success. Fortunately, he does find his way back to Misty Meadow and thoroughly enjoys the remainder of his stay. Cheerful cartoon illustrations in pen, ink, and watercolor suit this gathering of playful pups and "woolly beasts" (i.e., sheep). Fretful young pet owners may wonder why the Misty Meadow proprietress seems oblivious to the pup's escape and return, but Otis time may be different from human time. The text is neatly printed beneath the illustrations, which will encourage beginning readers, though a few multisyllabic words may be a challenge. An engaging and useful read when a family's travel plans require kenneling pets and a worthwhile addition to collections needing dog stories.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.