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Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Bark, George (1999)

by Jules Feiffer

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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 |
Bark George is a really cute book that would be great for Pre-K through Kindergarten. The book will keep children engaged as they try and guess what will happen next. It is also a fun way to talk about animal sounds. This could be used to introduce sequencing to young students as well as repetition. ( )
  clp055 | Oct 14, 2016 |
I was very disappointed in the language of this book: "Cats go meow," and "George went meow." I am fighting against this ungrammatical usage of the words, "go" and "went" constantly. I can't believe the editor let this slip, especially to a target audience of children who are learning to read and write. ( )
  jeangabrielle | Mar 13, 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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