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Wag a Tail by Lois Ehlert

Wag a Tail (edition 2007)

by Lois Ehlert

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Title:Wag a Tail
Authors:Lois Ehlert
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2007), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:GradesK-3Fiction, texture, rhythm, dogs, farmer's market, collage

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Wag a Tail by Lois Ehlert



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dogs discussing their rules and how they act around their masters. funny book with neat illustrations.
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  TUCC | Oct 31, 2016 |
This book is a fun visual book about dogs at the dog park. There are no narrations from people. Each narration is from dogs. The comments that are made are simple dog language quotas, that dogs might say to each other or to themselves. The book is fiction. The media used is material, paper, buttons and string.
  Jennifer828 | Apr 3, 2016 |
Wag a Tail (2007) by award-winning author and illustrator Lois Ehlert is a delightful story about a group of dog friends who wait patiently until they can run wild at the dog park. The illustrations are classic Ehlert, and have so much texture that I found myself touching each page, expecting to feel soft fur, rough construction paper, and smooth buttons. The endpapers in this book are wonderful too, and contribute to the short, rhythmic poem that tells this story of happy dogs.

In the classroom, I would use this as inspiration to start an art project about illustration using collage. It also has a nice beat to it, and would be a good story to introduce rhythm in poetry. K-3. ( )
  jennycheckers | Feb 27, 2013 |
I thought this was a pretty good book; it was very short and cute. The dogs are talking throughout the story with small sentences, but the pictures are a lot to look at. The pictures tell a lot about what's going on and I like that. There's even a section in the back that talks about the dogs in the book. I would suggest a discussion about how the author achieved the artwork. This can be a great book to teach about art and dogs. Students can use this book as inspiration to create something. I think it would make a fun activity. ( )
  TamaraSmith | Feb 19, 2013 |
Children would love this story, told from the point of view of dogs. The use of bold colors and collage using buttons makes this book very appealing. It would be interesting for older students to write a paper from their own pets' perspective. ( )
  Elizabeth1977 | Jul 16, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152058435, Hardcover)

In this exuberant new picture book, Lois Ehlert takes us on a trip to the farmers market with a group of friendly, furry, and (mostly) well-behaved pups. And when the shopping's done, the gang heads to the dog park for some serious playing.
Readers will be wowed by the gorgeous collage illustrations, subtle counting elements, jaunty text, and--best of all--dogs galore!
Includes a spread that features pictures, names, and traits of all the dogs, so children can go back and follow their favorites throughout the story.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:36 -0400)

Assorted graduates of the Bow Wow School meet at a farmers market and a dog park, where most of them remember their obedience training.

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