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Bad Dog, Marley! by John Grogan

Bad Dog, Marley!

by John Grogan

Series: Marley

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This book is about a family who adopts a dog named Marley. The family loves Marley, but he keeps getting into trouble around the house. Eventually, the parents decide to put him up for adoption but no one wants him. One day, the mother hears Marley barking. Right before she's about to yell at him, she realizes the baby is climbing the fridge and Marley was letting her know. The family decides to keep the dog, and he's finally a "good dog!" 'I would read this to a kindergarten or first grade class (5-7 years old). A classmate read this book to me in my advanced language and literacy methods class at Pierce College.
  Ncogott0805 | Feb 28, 2018 |
My kids love this book. (I did too!) Pretty enjoyable read. ( )
  songbird72 | Feb 25, 2018 |
I loved this book because of the point of view and how relatable it is. The point of view is from the family but it also puts in Marley (the dog's) thoughts. This makes the story funny and enjoyable to read. I also like how it is relatable, a lot of people grow up with dogs and have probably gone through similar things with their pets. The main lesson that is taught in this book is patience. ( )
  adietr3 | Mar 27, 2017 |
Marley is a trouble causing dog, who is adopted by a couple. No matter how much trouble Marley causes, the couple still loves Marley very much, and Marley grows up with their family. At the end of the book Marley has grown old and must be put down. Although the ending is very sad, the story teaches an unending love, no matter what may happen in life. ( )
  BlaireEHill | Nov 6, 2016 |
This book is about a bad dog name Marley. He gets into a lot of trouble. He tries to be a good dog but everything goes bad. ( )
  Angelatw | Nov 16, 2015 |
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In this lively, if over-the-top, picture-book adaptation, Grogan puts a fictional spin on his Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog (see Marley: A Dog Like No Other, reviewed below), placing the irrepressible Lab in a family that includes parents, a tow-headed girl and a cherubic baby boy with "a giant, droopy diaper and a thumb that rarely left his mouth" (in reality, Grogan and his wife adopted Marley before they had children). Cowdrey's (Frosty the Snowman) sweetly sentimental pictures chronicle Marley's growth from pint-size pup to large-scale pooch—and even bigger troublemaker. Kids will chuckle over the dog's nonstop naughtiness, as his head and front paws disappear in the toilet ("He drank what was in his bowl. He drank what wasn't"), he crashes through a screen door and climbs onto the microwave to reach a chocolate cake perched atop the fridge. After Marley snacks on the couch cushions, creating an "indoor snowstorm" of feathers, Mommy declares, "That dog has got to go!" But the nimble pet redeems himself when he once again makes his way to the top of the fridge—this time to rescue the baby, whom he gets hold of by his overlarge diapers. In a complete narrative break, Marley dances in celebration, musing, "Finally, I did something right!" Youngsters familiar with mischievous canines may most appreciate this playful portrait. Ages 3-8. (May)
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added by sriches | editPublishers Weekly, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Reed Business Information (Jul 19, 2009)
PreS-Gr 2—In this picture-book adaptation of Grogan's Marley & Me (HarperCollins, 2005), family life is never the same once Daddy brings home a honey-colored Lab. The trouble-prone pup swallows paychecks, pulls a turkey out of the oven, and creates a sofa-stuffing "snowstorm." When Marley's antics finally become too much to handle, his owners place an ad: "Big Yellow Dog—-a little crazy but with a pure heart. Free to good home." In the end, Marley redeems himself by saving baby Louie from a fall. Cowdrey's winsome color illustrations humorously capture this goofy dog in all of his havoc-wreaking glory. Children will enjoy adding their own admonishments to "Bad dog, Marley!"—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
added by sriches | editLibrary Journal, Linda Ludke (Jul 19, 2009)

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Mommy, Daddy, Cassie, and Baby Louie welcome Marley, their new Labrador pup, into their family. But Marley doesn't stay a tiny puppy for long. He grows and grows, and the bigger Marley gets, the bigger trouble he gets into. Big, bad-boy trouble. Whether it's chewing Mommy's reading glasses or swallowing Daddy's paycheck, Marley is a dog like no other. He tries to be a good dog, honest he does, but everything he tries ends up bad. Then one day Marley goes too far. Will this family have to find a new home for their big, crazy, pure-hearted dog?

Inspired by John Grogan's bestselling memoir, Marley & Me, this heartwarming story shows that loving someone, flaws and all, can reap huge rewards.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:43 -0400)

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Marley, a rambunctious puppy, makes himself at home while causing lots of trouble but then proves in a very dramatic way that he is a valuable member of the household.

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