Dog Gone

Dog Gone

Having a pet is not always easy a young boy finds out when his dog rips a stuffed animal to shreds. The dog, feeling guilty, decides to run away, but quickly finds out that the streets are tougher than him. Luckily, his owner is worried and comes looking for him.

Simple language and rhythmic passages give this sweet tale about the ups and downs of pet care a natural flow. Pet owners will particularly enjoy this story about the bond between a boy and his dog, and all kids will recognize and appreciate the range of emotions felt by the dog after doing something he wasn’t supposed to. This playful tale would make a fun and quick read aloud. 9780399254475 Ages 3-8

Recommended by Carrie Shaurette, New York City Librarian, New York USA


The best part about being a dog gone is coming home again.

Dog is a playful and energetic puppy.  One day he destroys his boy’s favorite stuffed animal and is punished.  Dog decides to run away but soon finds out what he misses.  The sparse rhythmic text matches the energy of the dog and makes this an ideal read-aloud.

ISBN: 9780399254475

Recommended by Alice L. Cyphers, Librarian and Reading Specialist, Pennsylvania, USA




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