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Do You Have a Dog?

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This follow-up to Do You Have a Cat? introduces readers to a whole new collection of historical figures—Admiral Richard Byrd, Jackson Pollack, Annie Oakley. Eileen Spinelli's whimsical, rhyming text and the colorful and energetic paintings of Geraldo Valério help bring these dog owners to life.
Unknown Binding, 26 pages
Published August 24th 2011 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
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Barbara
Sep 26, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: ncbla, picture-book
In rhyming verses, Eileen Spinelli pays homage to the canine friends of famous folks throughout history. She aims verses at eight different historical figures and describes the relationship each of them had with one special dog. For instance, she describes the adventures of Merriwether Lewis and Seaman, Admiral Richard Byrd and Igloo, Billie Holiday and Mister, and then mentions the fact that Helen Keller, Sir Isaac Newton, and Orville Wright all had dogs. The end papers provide additional infor ...more
Michelle  Simpson
Aug 28, 2014 Michelle Simpson rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This was not really what I expected. It is a book of fun rhymes about dogs, and it shares various people from history who had dogs. I am thinking that many of the young children who would choose this book will be unfamiliar with some of the people in the book, although it might provide a simple way to introduce some of them.
Ashley Bell
Sep 26, 2012 Ashley Bell rated it liked it
The book, Do you have a dog?, written by Eileen Spinelli and Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio, is a very fun children's picture book. It asks, "do you have a dog" then procedes to tell you a bunch of different people who have dogs and what their dogs do and what the dogs helped the owner with. Then in the end it describes all different types of dogs and asks you the same question from the beginning..."do you have a dog?"

I gave this book three our of five stars because it has beautiful full page i
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Ray
Dec 19, 2015 Ray rated it liked it
A picture book about different dogs and their historical owners
Kelsey Yates
Feb 16, 2015 Kelsey Yates rated it liked it
Cute. Each page shares a rhyme about a famous person and his/her dog.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Sep 11, 2011 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, animals
This book, the latest combined effort of Spinelli and Valerio, takes a look at famous dogs in history, a topic that has been little studied or written about for children. The author shares cool facts about the dogs of famous people throughout history in that new way that authors are combining fiction and nonfiction to make something new and fresh. The rhymes about each dog are sly and spry, and the illustrations make the animals seem like they are ready to jump up and sit in our laps.
Becky
Aug 18, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
This a simple group biography of famous dogs. This would be good for younger students when talking about people, or it could be used in a unit to show that lots of pets do good works. The coverpages also need to be read withthis boom to learn more about the dogs owners and their famous people.
Melissa
Nov 14, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
This book was very cute and a great read aloud for a classroom. The inside cover pages offer factual information about a famous individual and their dog. The storybook pages are written in verse. The illustrations are eye catching and wonderfully done.
Carol
Mar 13, 2012 Carol rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-book
I found it fun and informative, but it meant nothing to my 5-year-old as he had no idea who any of the historical figures were. This might be the same for a lot of the picture-book-crowd.
Sandy Brehl
Using short lively rhyming verses describe historic figures and their pet dogs. Further details about the people featured are proivided on the end papers.
Marcie
Oct 22, 2011 Marcie rated it liked it
Recommended to Marcie by: Woodbury New Books
I didn't love this as I do most of Eileen Spinelli's books, but I can see that for the right kids this would just be fun.
Donalyn
Rhyming phrases ask readers about their dogs and highlight the dogs of notable people like Meriwether Lewis and Helen Keller.
Karen Arendt
Jan 20, 2012 Karen Arendt rated it liked it
Rhyming text tells about joys of having a dog with plenty of examples of famous people who have had dogs.
Marilyn
Oct 07, 2012 Marilyn rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, poetry
This is about famous people and their dogs.
Ghislaine
Oct 26, 2011 Ghislaine rated it really liked it
True facts about the dogs of historical people.
John
Dec 20, 2011 John rated it liked it
Shelves: dogs, questions
The follow-up to Do You Have a Cat?
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Eileen Spinelli, wife of famed children's author Jerry Spinelli, is an award winning children's book author from southeastern Pennsylvania.
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