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The First Dog (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
Rating:****1/2
Tags:fiction, children, read, historical, prehistory, 2006, 2000s, permanent collection

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While not one of my favorite of her books, still, I could not help but enjoy and remain in awe of the talent of this incredible writer and illustrator.

Set in prehistoric times, this is the tale of the adventure of Kip the cave boy who while traveling home, is followed by a Paleowolf who travels with him and saves him from danger. In search of food, the Paleowolf patiently waits until the boy will share. Finally, knowing how many times he is saved, he shares and calls his friend dog.

The drawings are creative as always. ( )
  Whisper1 | Feb 7, 2014 |
The First Dog is about a boy during the Ice Age who finds a dog and the dog saves the little boy from trouble and they become best friends. This book is good for the classroom because it teaches children about friendship. This is suitable for grades 1-3.
  Kitrina | Oct 20, 2013 |
A great book for children set in prehistoric times. I think children would be very interested in this story about a young cave boy tamed a wolf and it became the first dog. Great to read when teaching about the Ice Age and pre historic time. ( )
  SJoachim | Sep 28, 2013 |
Kip is making his way down the trail to his home. Kip needs to rest so he stops to eat some woolly rhino rib bones. Every time Kip stops to rest and eat, a Wolf is near him begging for some scraps. Kip refuses to share with the wolf, but the wolf's keen senses are aware of danger. The wolf alerts Kip, and Kip makes it away from the danger just in time. After the wolf has saved his life three times, Kip realzies that he should share with the wolf. Kip makes a deal with the wolf: if the wolf uses his senses to protect them, Kip wil share his food. Kip decides to call the wolf "dog." ( )
  awoodham93 | Mar 18, 2013 |
Jan Brett tells the story of the first dog in a way that children will be entertained and also learn lifes lessons and historical information. This story teaches children the importance of being aware of your surroundings as well as the importance of sharing. Set in the days of cavemen, Jan Brett takes us on an adventure with Kip, a caveboy and his new friend Paleowolf. Together they encounter many dangers that lead them to become great friends.
  Lizziep | Mar 5, 2013 |
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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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