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The First Dog by Jan Brett

The First Dog (original 1988; edition 1999)

by Jan Brett

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Title:The First Dog
Authors:Jan Brett
Info:Harcourt Big Books (1999), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, children, read, historical, prehistory, 2006, 2000s, permanent collection

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The First Dog by Jan Brett (1988)



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  SteppLibrary | Mar 21, 2017 |
A great story set in ancient times about how man's best friend came to be.
  Mimarler | Feb 4, 2017 |
A lushly illustrated story imagining the first domesticated dog united with "Kip the cave boy." Kip?! ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Cute book about a cave boy and his journey home. He meets a wolf that wants some of the boys food, but large animals keep breaking up their conversation. At the end of the book the boy and the dog make a deal, if the dog keeps him safe, then the boy will share his food. ( )
  hart0521 | Apr 13, 2015 |
Summary: The book is about a young boy in the caveman, the Ice Age era. This cave boy was out on a hunting trail where all types of animals were. Every where he stopped on that trail he met up with a wild animals that was almost able to eat him but this wolf was there every time and the wolf warren the boy when danger was near the boy would get away in time. Soon the boy realized that the wolf had a great since of hearing and smell that help the wolf avoided the dangerous animals. So the boy and the wolf became friend, so the boy took him as a pet to his home in a cave.
Personal reflection: Great story of a cave boy during the Ice Age, and how he became friends with a Wolf that became his friend and pet.
Class Extension:
1.The teacher can have the students draw a picture of a wolf and color it, and give it a name.
2.The teacher can have the students write a story about their pet if they have one. Those students that do not have a pet write a story of the type of pet they would like and what they would name it and also have them draw a picture of it.
  Santiago_M. | Apr 8, 2015 |
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PreS-Gr 1 -- A simple, imaginative tale of how the first domestication of a wild animal may have occurred. Kip, a cave boy living at the end of the Ice Age, is followed on his journey home by a Paleowolf, who, smelling the boy's roasted Woolly Rhino bones, begs for a treat. ... The book's glorious watercolor illustrations will attract young prehistory enthusiasts.... This is another of Brett's lavish offerings, intricately designed and filled with eye-catching detail. However, it is a fabricated story... Children familiar with the ever-growing body of factual material on this period may accept it as the truth, despite its accompanying notes.
added by CourtyardSchool | editSchool Library Journal, vol. 35, issue 3, page 83, Susan Scheps (Nov 1, 1988)
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Kip the Cave Boy offers to share all his woolly rhino ribs if Paleowolf will use his keen nose, fine ears, and sharp eyes to keep Kip from being eaten up. When Paleowolf agrees with a bark and a wag of his tail, Kip names his new friend Dog.

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Kip the Cave Boy and Paleowolf each face hunger and danger on a journey in Paleolithic times; when they decide to join forces and help one another, Paleowolf becomes the first dog.

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