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Small Brown Dog's Bad Remembering Day

by Mike Gibbie, Barbara Nascimbeni (Illustrator)

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Series: Picture Puffin Books

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This book is about a small brown dog who wakes up and realizes he has lost his memory. He begins to go around town and ask his friends if they can help him remember his name. Finally they put enough clues together and he ends up at the police station where he finds his lost collar with his name on it. ( )
  aswilley16 | Feb 18, 2018 |
This is a good example of a fantasy book because the characters in the book are animals and they all can speak and think. A small brown dog lost his memory and his collar, so he goes out to ask his friends who he is and where his collar is. He askes many friends and each one adds one more description of the dog. Finally, the dog knows his habits and his characteristics and get his memory back. Also, he finds his collar. K-3 grade students will love the story. ( )
  lolatong | Jan 28, 2018 |
A small brown dog loses his collar and forgets his name. He goes around town to each of his friends asking where it is. They each give him more and more information on what kind of dog he is to help him find it. He finds it at the police station and remembers his name is Patch, the dog that likes to do a lot of things.
This book is continuously repetitive and drags on a little at the end. The concept of the book is great with each different dog with a different clever name and the pictures are very clever as far as matching the words and making it human-like.
GENRE: Fantasy
USE: Teach kids how to retrace your steps
How to rely on friends to help you find things ( )
  japodaca14 | Feb 9, 2016 |
Small Brown Dog's Bad Remembering Day follows Patches the dog as he runs around town trying to figure out his name. The setting of this book takes place in town as Patches goes from place to place trying to find his dog collar and his name. He talks to many friends at many places, and at each place he learns a new thing about himself, leading to a new area until he finds his collar. This fantasy book uses a simple but unrealistic problem, a dog talking to friends to remember his name, to bring about the concept of problem solving. I would use this book with children to show an example of problem solving and then ask them to create a scenario in which they need to solve a problem. This book works well for preschoolers or young elementary grades. ( )
  jbohall14 | Jan 26, 2016 |
This fantasy book tells the journey of a small brown dog as he searches to figure out his name when he loses his collar. As he goes through town, he asks dogs that he sees if they remember who he is, and none of them remember his name, but remember what he enjoys doing, such as chasing squirrels and splashing in puddles. He ends up going to the police station and finding his collar, and his name is patches.
  jresner | Apr 15, 2015 |
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Nascimbeni, BarbaraIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Leskinen, Terhi(KÄÄnt.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525463976, Hardcover)

Small Brown Dog is having a bad day--he can't remember where he's left his collar and tags, and without them he can't remember his name. So a headlong hunt for the collar begins. Everyone wants to help such an adorable but muddled mutt. As the chase goes on, his canine neighbors remind him that he is many wonderful things. But Who Is He? Arriving at the police station at last is just the thing to jog Small Brown Dog's memory.

Gleefully madcap paintings by Barbara Nascimbeni capture Small Brown Dog's puppy exuberance and perfectly caricature other breeds of dogs from the most dignified dalmatian to the yappiest Chihuahua. This read-aloud is a dog-lover's dream and a book that readers will have no trouble remembering--with delight.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:50 -0400)

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Small Brown Dog can't remember anything, not even his name, until his friends help him out.

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