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*****Bark, George

by Jules Feiffer

Reviewed June 11, 2002.
Michael di Capua Books, 1999.  32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library.  (E FEI)

This book has a special place in my heart, since it is the first book that my son Timothy was willing to proudly read aloud to anyone who would listen.  I’ve also found it to be a huge hit with the younger crowd at story time.  When I first read it to a bunch of three-to-five-year-olds, they immediately demanded that I read it all over again!  It has also been a big hit with first-graders.

George is a little dog.  His mother asks him to bark, but George says, “Meow!”  Next he says, “Quack,” “Oink,” and “Moo.”

So of course, she takes him to the vet.  The vet reaches deep down inside of George. . . and pulls out a cat!  I’ll leave it to your imagination what happens next!  The pictures are very simple and a whole lot of fun.  What can I say?  When we got this book, I made everyone at the library read it.  It makes me smile every time I read it.

Reviews of other books by Jules Feiffer:
Rupert Can Dance
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Odious Ogre
The Birthday Ball

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