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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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Summary: A informational book about a boy Kip and wolf Palewolf. Kip is walking home and every time he stops to rest the wolf begs for some of Kip rhino ribs. The wolf senses danger approaching and saves Kips life three times. By the wolf saving him Kip rewarded the wolf with some food. Kip kept the wolf and called him "Dog".
Personal Reaction: I enjoyed this book because I love dogs. This is a good book to teach about sharing.
  valhaitshan | Nov 19, 2014 |
The First Dog is about the first dog know to the characters in this book. Set in prehistoric times, it's a beautiful story about a young boy and his new found love about this dog. Perfect to recommend to a young boy who loves his childhood pet. ( )
  jaelynculliford | Oct 1, 2014 |
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 |
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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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