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What Is Your Dog Doing?

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  109 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
This colorful, young read-aloud about all things canine is doggone fun. Woof!

Sit. Stay. Roll Over. But, dogs can do so much more than that! Sledding. Shedding. Inspecting. Protecting. Paddling laps. Dancing? Perhaps! Be it a working dog or a playing dog, man’s best friend can be pretty darn busy. This energetic, rhyming text paired with vibrant, playful illustrations is su
ebook, 32 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Nov 01, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
Dogs do lots of things, and this rhyming picture book illustrates many of them. The illustrations are vibrantly colored and simple, showing such dog activities and/or duties as, "Dog that knows the way to guide[.] Dog that knows just where to hide". Each dog that is pictured is different from the others making this a fun book for dog lovers.
There isn't much that dogs can't do, and this appealing picture book shows them at their best--herding sheep--and their worst--chewing up a chair. In simple rhyming text and digital illustrations all sorts of dogs bounce across the pages, begging for treats, swimming, shedding, and even resting. Some of the words such as "chauffered," "brilliant," and "scheming" (unpaginaged) will be hard for early readers, but having the chance to think about what their own dog is doing will make the effort wor ...more
Sep 15, 2011 Mari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, colorful pictures and spare, rhyming text make this a good title to recommend for dog loving families with young children to share together. I probably wouldn't use it for storytime, as the pictures really deserve a longer look to explore and talk about the funny antics of the pups.
Lauren Brink
This book is all about what dogs can do—the good and the bad things. It shows different scenarios of different types of dogs. These dogs are protecting, scheming, chewing, inspecting, sharing, daring, and even becoming president. The book provides rhymes throughout it making the book fun and easy to read! This is a great book for beginning readers. Many families have dogs, or different pets at home making the book relatable and fun to find their dog’s breed on one of the pages. The word “dog” is ...more
Dec 05, 2015 Chelsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an ABABAB style poetry book about different things a dog could be doing, we chose this book because it was so fun to read but also gave a really simple yet great example of this style of poetry. The illustrations in this book are bright and simple but make the dogs stand out and bring to the book; the pictures are cartoon like and make for a very child friendly look. Each page is about a different dog doing something different like being with the president or going sledding, this is a g ...more
Author: Marilyn Singer
Illustrator: Kathleen Habbley
TItle: What Is Your Dog Doing?

PLOT: What IS your dog doing? Read about all the different things your dog might be doing.

Setting: Anywhere

Characters: Dogs

POV: 3rd

Theme: Dogs

Style: Picture, Children's, One sentence per page

Note: A cute quick read for dog lovers.
May 20, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, picture, 2012, pets
Cute rhyming text about what dogs are doing. The colorful artwork and fun situations will charm preschoolers and early readers. Recommended for public library collections.

My favorite spread was 'Dog dreaming. Dog scheming.' One dog is dreaming of cupcakes while another is pulling a cupcake of the table. Great opening!
Jun 08, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pets
The titular question usually leads to a discussion that you aren't quite ready to have yet with your child, so the text comes as a little surprise. Cute rhyming pattern. Good choice for a storytime about dogs.
Nov 23, 2016 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their younger children
This is a short, rhyming tale about the funny things our dogs do. The narrative is printed in a large font, with just a few words on each page. And the digitally rendered illustrations are colorful and cartoonish. Perfect for reading with young children.
Feb 26, 2011 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books, arc
I have such a soft spot for illustrations of dogs with huge, adorable eyes, and this book is chock full of them. My favorite illustration is on the page that reads, "Dog wired/ Dog tired." Adorable.
A pretty simple book that describes different things a dog is doing using rhyming. The pictures are kind of small. A short, quick read.
Mar 21, 2016 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-new
Kim Patton
Simple phrases and colorful illustrations tell different things dogs do. Great for preschoolers.
Nov 10, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute kids book.
Cute for early readers.
Jun 22, 2011 Elisabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the vibrant illustrations and the original rhyming schemes. I think this would be a great one to use to build vocabulary.
Edward Sullivan
Doggone fun!
Nice couplets. "Brilliant dog that loves to herd/Famous dog that gets chauffeured"
Rhyming text using unique words for preschoolers ("scheming"; "wired") as illustrations show the dog doing doggy things.
Storytime theme: dogs, pets.

Skill rhyming, vocabulary.

Colby Sharp
Nice early reader picture book. Great text support comes from the pictures.
May 02, 2012 Jaima rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A pleasant read, with charming illustrations.
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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx (New York City) on October 3, 1948 and lived most of her early life in N. Massapequa (Long Island), NY. She attended Queens College, City University of New York, and for her junior year, Reading University, England. She holds a B.A. in English from Queens and an M.A. in Communications from New York University.

In 1974, after teaching English in New York City hig
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