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Bark, George (1999)

by Jules Feiffer

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This slightly silly book is about a dog that could not bark whenever his mom asked him too. Instead, he would make other animal noises. This book would be good for younger children because they can make the animal sounds along with the reader. It is a good book for letting children predict what is going to happen next.
  tayro_95 | Nov 9, 2016 |
This book was kind of a silly book about a dog that could not quite bark like his mom kept asking him to do. So his mom takes him to the vet and the vet pulls a pig, a cow, a cat and a duck out of his tummy and finally he can bark! Then, once he goes to show off his new bark.. something else comes out.
  ryleemay | Nov 8, 2016 |
I would suggest this book for lower grade levels such as first or kindergarten.
The main character in this book is a dog named George, who's mother keeps asking him to bark but he will not do it. Every time he tries to bark he actually makes another animal noise. His mother takes him to the vet, to find out that he has swallowed a variety of animals and that is hey he can not bark.
This book is most definitely categorized in the humor category and fiction. ( )
  clarionb | Oct 19, 2016 |
I liked the pictures in this book as well as the describing words as the dog tries to bark but ends up making other noises. This book is not very long at all and will help students identify the different animal noises. The picture had very good details to them explaining the book without having to use words. If i taught kindergarten, or first grade, then i will purchase this book because like i mentioned above it helps with the animals sounds. This book seems to keep students engaged as well as it made 100 Great Children's Books 100 year list. ( )
  Ash13276 | Oct 18, 2016 |
When George's mom tells George to bark, he can't. Instead, he makes other animal noises. She takes him to the vet to figure out why he can not bark and they are shocked to see why!! It is a humorous book that will keep children engaged. At the end of the book, there is a twist that will give children the opportunity to infer what will happen if the book was to keep going based on what they had already read. ( )
  Ashley.Setzekorn | Oct 18, 2016 |
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When George's mother tells her son to bark, he meows. She patiently explains that "Cats go meow. Dogs go arf. Now, bark, George." But he quacks! Then oinks. Then moos. Becoming less patient and more exasperated, George's mom takes him to the vet, who reaches deep down inside the errant pup, and, much to everyone's surprise, pulls out a cat! Then a duck, a pig, and finally a cow. George is cured, and barks at last! On the way home, his proud mother wants to show off her convincingly doglike son to everyone on the street. But when she says, "Bark, George," he simply says, "Hello." This is the simplest offering yet from Jules Feiffer--creator of the delightful picture books Meanwhile and I Lost My Bear. Still, his cartoonish drawings are intensely expressive, alive, and hilarious. None of it will be lost on the youngest of readers who will giggle every time George fails to bark, every time the vet extracts a new animal, and at the final punchline, too. In a world of often overdone or underdone picture books, this fine Feiffer creation is just right. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1999 by Jules Feiffer. Permission by HarperCollins Publishers.) (Ages 2 and older) --Karin Snelson

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George is a puppy who does not sound like a puppy should, despite the efforts of his mother.

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