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Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar
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Dog Blue (2004)

by Polly Dunbar

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Discovered this via a storytime list. A boy named Bertie loves the color blue, and wants a blue dog, so he pretends he IS a blue dog...but then a real dog appears, and he's perfect, except he isn't blue. Bertie figures out a clever way to make the situation just right. Sweet and simple. ( )
  JennyArch | Mar 28, 2018 |
24 months - this is a cute book, well illustrated and well written. O thinks it's very cute too. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This was a pretty good pet book. There's a small lesson on compromise mixed in as well. Since the boy wanted a blue dog and ended up with a dog that wasn't blue, he named the dog blue and was just as happy. He learned that his priorities might not have been perfect before since what was really important about getting a dog was finding a companion, not the color of its coat. Nice lesson. Good book. ( )
  matthewbloome | Jul 1, 2013 |
A boy who loves the color blue can't find a dog in his favorite color. Finally he gives a spotted dog the name 'Blue'. ( )
  madu | Feb 14, 2009 |
Bertie, who loves the color blue and really wants a dog, finally gets his wish even though the dog he meets is white with black spots.
  BVstorytime | Jul 23, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763624764, Hardcover)

Fetching illustrations from an exciting new talent enliven this tale of a boy who loves dogs and the color blue — and finds a creative way to make his fantasies come true.

Bertie wants a dog, a blue dog, more than anything in the world. For now, though, he likes to pretend he has one, patting it, walking it, even playing both sides of a game of fetch. One day, Bertie finds a real dog, and it's puppy love at first sight — or is it? In this story of an inventive boy who meets the dog of his dreams, Polly Dunbar tells an engaging tale full of whimsy and humor.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:32 -0400)

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Bertie, who loves the color blue and really wants a dog, finally gets his wish even though the dog he meets is white with black spots.

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