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Do You Have a Dog? by Eileen Spinelli

Do You Have a Dog? (2011)

by Eileen Spinelli

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In all honesty, I feel a little indifferent about this book. Yes it is a cute book with an inviting cover how ever there are reasons I liked it and reasons I didn't. For one, I liked the illustrations. They are bright and fun and animated. The dogs depicted are drawn with great expression. I like how the dogs drawn are the actual pets of the famous people that are mentioned in the story. For example Empress Josephine Bonaparte really did own a pug and that is the dog that is drawn in her section of the book. One reason I didn't like the book is because it really doesn't give much information about the mentioned persons in the book. The book is supposed to be a informational book on famous people and their dogs and for the most part the only piece of information given is the picture of the dog noting that person had that dog. No real information is given on the dog or the person. Other than that the book is still cute and may intrigue its younger crowd. The main message I would assume to be is the inform its readers about different dogs and their famous owners. ( )
  dcrome1 | Oct 7, 2016 |
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A cheerful romp through dogs in history, "Do You Have a Dog?" pairs Eileen Spinelli's catchy refrain with Geraldo Valrio's lively illustrations to tell about famous people and their beloved pets. The historical figures range from Meriweather Lewis to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with endpapers giving snippets of information about each person's significance. If the meter is sometimes a litle forced, and the dog breeds slightly generic, the overall package is an energetic, enjoyable one, perfect for reading aloud to a young dog lover or budding history buff. ( )
  hbsweet | Jun 15, 2013 |
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This book was very cute and a great read aloud for a classroom. The inside cover pages offer factual information about a famous individual and their dog. The storybook pages are written in verse. The illustrations are eye catching and wonderfully done. ( )
  melorem | Oct 29, 2011 |
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Do You Have A Dog? is fun read aloud filled with brightly colored eye catching illustrations. Each double page provides a crayon book type sketch of a person from history along with a brief snippet of information about the person and his/her dog. The characters are people such as Annie Oakley, Admiral Richard Byrd, and Meriwether Lewis. It is the type of picture book that can span across many grade levels. In kindergarten you can use it to talk about color, dog safety, or focus on the rhyme and rhythm of the story. Each of the minuets could be used to strike the interest of a 5th grade student in order to find a potential topic of research. ( )
  VestaWynkoop | Sep 19, 2011 |
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Each double page contains a simple rhyme that tells about a famous person who had a dog. It has something in the poem about the dog and something that gives a clue about why the person is famous. All the verses start with the person's name and then the words "had a dog". The last line of the verse repeats the first one. This is a good way for young children to begin to learn to read, although the book does not specifically say that is the purpose. The double page drawings by Geraldo Valerio are bright and fun. The drawings include the dog and the famous person. I think it will be a fun book for young children and will also provide an opening to talk about the history of each person in the book. ( )
  Janagram | Sep 17, 2011 |
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Meriwether Lewis’s dog trekked through the wilderness with him. Annie Oakley’s dog performed with her in the Wild West Show. Josephine Bonaparte’s dog carried messages between her and Emperor Napoleon.Dogs of all shapes and sizes fill the pages of this entertaining book, which brings to life eleven varied historical figures through lighthearted portraits of the dogs they owned.In this follow up to Do You Have a Hat? and Do You Have a Cat?, children will be delighted by Eileen Spinelli’s whimsical, rhyming text and Geraldo Valério’s colorful and energetic paintings.Ages 4–8Note: Reviewers will receive an unbound folded and gathered copy of the book
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802853870, Hardcover)

This follow-up to Do You Have a Cat? introduces readers to a whole new collection of historical figures—Admiral Richard Byrd, Jackson Pollack, Annie Oakley. Eileen Spinelli's whimsical, rhyming text and the colorful and energetic paintings of Geraldo Val�rio help bring these dog owners to life.

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Rhyming text describes some famous historical figures, from Annie Oakley and Merriwether Lewis to Sigmund Freud and Billie Holiday, and their beloved dogs. Includes facts about the people cited in the book.

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