Be Gentle With the Dog, Dear!

Be Gentle With the Dog, Dear!

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A wonderfully witty take on playing nice, from a fresh and funny new talent.

Baby Elisa loves Tag, the family dog. She loves to squeeze him, and pull his tail, and tackle him. Tag loves Elisa too—especially when she’s sleeping. Elisa’s parents tell her, “You must be gentle with the dog, dear.” But this is easier said than done. What’s a good dog to do?

With spare, pithy text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, debut author/illustrator Matthew J. Baek brilliantly captures the warmth, frustration, and rampant comedy of life with a toddler and the object of her delight. Whether the pursued or the pursuer, any kid with a pet or sibling will love this tale of two characters who share a true regard, and learn— with much hilarity along the way—the right way to show it.

Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2008.
ISBN: 9780803732506
Branch Call Number: j P ANIMALS BAEK M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.


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