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by Joao Brand,Lydia Monks

Kitty wants to be a dog. Dogs have all the fun! Or do they? A dog's life isn't all it's cracked up to be. And cats have it pretty good. So, the message is clear - why, everyone is special just as they are!
Download I Wish I Were a Dog epub
ISBN: 1405234385
ISBN13: 978-1405234382
Category: Children
Subcategory: Animals
Author: Joao Brand,Lydia Monks
Language: English
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd (June 2, 2008)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1437 kb
FB2 size: 1121 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 309
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It was nice to be able to get a hold of a book that seems harder to find. It's a cute book.
This was my son's favorite book! The story is adorable, and so are the illustrations. We read this story nightly for years! It is the one book that he wanted to put away, rather than give away, when he outgrew it. On one inside cover, there are a bunch of drawn dogs, plus a cat pretending to be a dog. On the other inside cover, it is reversed. We spent several minutes each night pointing to each dog (and the each cat), saying, "oh, that's a cute dog. And that's a cute dog." And so on, until we got to the cat. Then we would make a big deal out of the cat pretending to be a dog. We did the reverse on the other inside cover. It was a fun routine that has turned into a wonderful memory for both of us. My cousin's child is expecting a baby, and they asked that everyone bring a book, rather than a card. I am giving this one. I'm certain they will love it. You will, too. I promise!
Have you ever wished you were something you're not? You know, wished for curly hair when yours is straight, or visa versa--the old "the grass is always greener" problem. That's the situation that a little orange striped cat finds herself in "The Cat Barked."
"Dogs have all the fun!" proclaims the envious puss, as she details the reasons why: dogs go to the park, dogs catch crooks and they're always the heroes in movies and books.
"Silly old cat," exclaims the mop-headed little girl who owns her, as she points out that there is a downside to dogs and an upside to cats.
The rhyming text does a good job of capturing the futility and folly of coveting your neighbor's bark. But what really stand out are the cool collages by Monks, a fine arts major at England's Kingston University. She uses a combination of paint, pencil, fabric and photos from magazines to concoct her personable canines and felines. Another unique artistic style that budding artists will be itching to emulate.
At some point in our lives, we all wish to be someone else. The Cat Barked? is a wonderful book of a loving cat that desperately wants to be a dog. Throughout the book, readers learn how much fun it is to be a dog. When the cat�s owner informs her that dogs have to do endless tricks, stay on leashes, and many more unpleasant things, she begins to think twice. In the end, she decides that being a cat might not be too bad.
I really liked this book because it shows children the many dimensions of their pets, be it cats or dogs. The illustrations are great and the quality of rhyming verse is wonderful to read allowed. These animals have personality! The book is charming and funny.
This book is delightful. I love the collage type illustrations; you keep discovering more humerous detail. The text is appealing and sparse,the ending is a hoot. Loved it.