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A Dog Called Kitty

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,718 Ratings  ·  231 Reviews
This endearing story of a boy, terrified of dogs, and the puppy who helps him triumph over his fear will win more fans with this appealing recording. "should be high on public and school library priority lists".
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Published September 1st 1996 by Listening Library (first published September 1980)
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Taylor
Jan 28, 2009 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book because I'm a dog lover and i think Bill Wallace is a great author. This book is of a boy who hates dogs ever since he was attacked by one. Even though the puppy is tiny and skinny, with sad brown eyes and a friendly, wagging tail, Rick(the boy) doesn't want it hanging around the farm.The barn cats hate to share food with the puppy and it looks as if the puppy will starve to death unless someone comes to rescue. Ricky may be afraid of dog, but he doesn't want to see one ...more
Nicole
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Leah
Jul 02, 2013 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jenni Lea
Jul 18, 2013 Jenni Lea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nostalgia
Oh wow, this was my most favorite book when I was a kid! I must have read this book literally HUNDREDS of times growing up. I remember I had an autographed copy of the hardcover edition. I obtained it when I met Mr. Wallace when he came to my school when I was in third or fourth grade. I think it had just been published. This book was the beginning of my love affair with reading. Thinking about it, I am now sad that I don't know what happened to my autographed copy.

I very highly recommend this b
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Cole
Sep 23, 2010 Cole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember this book!
$hanel
Feb 28, 2010 $hanel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Dog Called Kitty (a strange name for a dog but oh well) is about a 10 year old boy named Ricky who is absolutely terrified of BIG scary dogs (its OK Ricky I am too!) and has been ever since he had a extra scary dog attack he had when he was little. Ricky moves to a farm and gets settled in until he meets a innocent looking brown scruffy dog that nobody could resist! Ricky is still scared of the small puppy and the dog causes no harm especially cause he is homeless. Small scruffy brown dog begi ...more
Doreen
Jul 02, 2009 Doreen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Taylor
Feb 01, 2009 Taylor added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
A dog called kitty is a great book! The main character Rickey has hated dogs ever since he got attacked when he was just little. But he cant resist a stray dog skinny dirty those doggy brown eyes. Ricky DOES NOT want this dog just hanging around the farm though! The cats wont share the food with this poor dog so he is going to have to starve to death until Ricky actually thinks to feed him! So Ricky thought of a plan he will feed the dog get it back to normal then run it off! Can Rickey overcome ...more
Marlee
Nov 25, 2013 Marlee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book to my 9 and 6 year olds. My 6 year old wanted to read it because of the title. She didn't end up liking it at all and stopped listening before we finished. I didn't like it either. Though I realize it is told by a child, the grammar is so awful that if I didn't edit it as I read, neither of my children could understand what Rickey was saying. Also, most of the relationships in the story are somewhat dysfunctional and almost frightening. Things that were meant to be completely no ...more
Mimi Clarke
Jan 29, 2016 Mimi Clarke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that this book is a good book because it talks about a relationship between two enemies who became best friends.
Nana
Mar 10, 2016 Nana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals, friendship
This book was so sad and kind of poignant...I felt like crying at some parts but all in all it was really good.
Wayne S.
Nov 14, 2014 Wayne S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two years ago Ricky, now going into fifth grade, along with his father, mother, and younger brother Chuckie, moved from their apartment house in St. Louis, MO, to a 160-acre farm near Chickasha, OK. He likes to play football, and his best friend at school is Brad McNeil. One summer day a stray puppy comes to the farm. But Ricky is afraid of it; in fact, he is scared of all dogs because he was attacked by a rabid dog when he was just a toddler and had to get painful rabies shots. However, Ricky f ...more
Sarah Maddaford
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Marianne
Sep 17, 2008 Marianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids & dog lovers
I believe I first read this book when I was in middle school. And, yes, I cried. I've re-read it a number of times since then because it's a fast read; one quiet afternoon is all it takes. And, yes, I still cry. I'm a sucker for stories like these. I still have the original book from middle school and hope that my son & daughter read it, too.
Kelly Wayment
I loved this book! I've seen it hanging around my house for years, my kids have all read it, even my wife has read it. But now I have also read it, if it wouldn't have been for my class on Adolescent Literature, I probably wouldn't have. It's the story of a boy who moves with his family from the big city to a farm in Oklahoma. He loves living on the farm until one day a lost, little puppy shows up. Come to find out he is deathly afraid of dogs, no matter the size or flavor. This is the story of ...more
Nicole
Jan 16, 2009 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously I loved this book. I wore out my own as a kid and when a friend was getting ready to move (in high school) I saw that she had a copy and now have hers. I cried so hard.....
Twyla
Mar 18, 2013 Twyla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: auryn-s-books
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Krista syrstad
Sep 17, 2013 Krista syrstad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the first time i read this book i was in fourth grade.i cried so much because of this book but it was worth it because it was a wonderful book
Samuel
May 30, 2016 Samuel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
My stepdaughter LOVES this book and brought it home for me so I could read it.

I can see why she likes it -- she's a sucker for cute animal stories, and although this one was grittier than her usual fare, it's still well within her range. As for me, it left me sort of cold. The plot felt awfully contrived to me, with things coincidentally happening just at the right (or wrong) time. The characters aside from Ricky also felt pretty thinly developed. I feel like I've read this particular kind of bo
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Anna
Oct 01, 2009 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
This book was a favorite when I was young, read it a few times and each time made me cry.
Jeanie
Jan 11, 2013 Jeanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes it's good to go back to your childhood.
Gisselle Rangel
Sep 12, 2015 Gisselle Rangel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like books about children and there relationships with there pets then this book is for you. This book is told by the main character named Ricky. He tells about his family and mostly the dog. I really like that he tells about how much he loves the dog and how he cares for it. I wish that the author would have put more information at the end because he left me hanging but the rest of the book was great. There is also a mean kid just like lots of other books. If you like stories about frein ...more
Hana Robinson
Feb 05, 2016 Hana Robinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like dogs, and even people who dont like dogs. In other words, EVERYBODY!
Shelves: favorites
I read A Dog Called Kitty in second grade, and it stayed as my favorite book for years and years and years and years. That's how AWESOME it was. I haven't read it in a wicked long time because I left it at my house when I was moving (stupid!) But I remember what happens very well, and because uh, it was my favorite book, and because I've read it like 50 times. Duh.
A Dog Called Kitty is about a boy, Ricky, who is afraid and hates dogs (gasp!!!!) because he was attacked by a rabid one (but then, i
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Tiffany
Dec 04, 2012 Tiffany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Alazne
Apr 15, 2012 Alazne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book a three star rating because It wasn't good enough.The book wasn't funny,adventurous,with action,or scary.It was more of a sad story, and I don't like a lot sad stories.At the beggining it had some action but still , it didn't make you to want to read more.Also, the book went too slow and you got really bored, and it didn't describe much.The only thing that I really liked about this book is that you never got lost, it didn't confuse you and it was really descriptive.
This book i
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Rose Reed
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Tisha
Jan 23, 2015 Tisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book when I was younger. I still remember this book as if I had read it yesterday. I didn't put the book down until I finished it. It was a tearjerker. I would have to say that this was one of my childhood favorites along with Charlotte's web. This book would make a beautiful movie & it is a book that I would gladly read again & I do sill have this book but sadly it is missing a couple pages :( but I still refuse to part with it.
Deb Zuelow
Aug 29, 2013 Deb Zuelow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The puppy was small and fuzzy, with a friendly, wagging tail -- and Ricky was afraid of him!
No wonder, since he was attacked by a dog when he was just a baby. So when a stray puppy comes sniffling around the farm, Ricky tells it to get lost.

But the puppy keeps trying to play with Ricky. And every time Ricky's Mom feeds the cats, the little dog comes running. The cats aren't sharing their food, however, and the poor pup is slowly starving.

If Ricky doesn't overcome his fear, the little puppy may d
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Tracy Clark
Jun 06, 2015 Tracy Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as a child and it left a lasting impression. Enough so, that nearly 30 years later I have my daughter reading it. I picked it up tonight, reread it and am now crying all over Buddy Holly, our foster pup who found a home with us two years ago, the first day he showed up to be fostered, though we didn't know it yet. There is nothing in the world like the love of a dog. It is my sincere belief that every child should have one to truly understand unconditional love. I love this book ...more
Rachel
Sep 17, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spencer read this and kept telling me I had to read it because I was going to love it. He said it was like Where the Red Fern Grows (which I do love). This book was fine. It has a boy overcome his fear of dogs by taking a stray puppy in. It was missing the depth and all the great lessons that Where the Red Fern Grows. Still a fine book about a boy and a dog but nothing amazing.
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Former elementary school teacher; West Elementary School, Chickasha, OK, principal, since 1977, and physical education teacher. Speaker at schools and universities in various states, including State University of New York and University of South Florida.

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Bluebonnet Award from Texas Association of School Librarians and Children's Round Table and Sequoyah Children's Book Award from Oklahoma St
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