City Dog
City Dog      -     By: Karla Kuskin
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This delightful story for 4-7 year olds tells of a playful dog from the city who is taken to the country for a day. This poem is brought to life by vivid pictures, and the poem is laid out on the last page so that the young reader can see the rhythmn of the words.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 0395900166
ISBN-13: 9780395900161
Ages: 4-7

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Publisher's Description

The city dog runs, sniffs, and explores the unfamiliar countryside for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

"The mixed-meter, rhymed verse is a joy to read aloud and strong enough to stand on its own without illustration. The complete running text of the poem is appended." Booklist, ALA

"A city dog gets a dream holiday in the country, and the reader gets a verbal and visual romp." The New York Times

"A noted poet takes young readers along on a city dog's first trip to the country. The animal barely knows what to do with her freedom-she walks, she barks, she runs with abandon. . . . Kuskin's watercolor-and-ink drawings are childlike and simple. The soft pastel colors, with deeper shadings, add visual impact to the lines. Short portions of the lilting text are set in or beneath each of the illustrations, and are easily visible through the use of large type. . . . Replete with the imagery one has come to expect from Kuskin, this story in verse is a treat." School Library Journal

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