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Little Scraggly Hair

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Way, way back, long ago, dogs had warm, dry noses. Folks didn't like dogs much at all. But there was this one little pup, who wasn't like other dogs. When Little Scraggly Hair comes across a man named Noah who's building an ark, the two become fast friends. Once rain starts to fall, there is hardly room on the ark for a flea, much less a dog. Scrunched onto the ark with hi ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 31st 2003 by Holiday House (first published August 4th 2003)
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Shannon
Mar 08, 2017 Shannon rated it did not like it
The author mixes up a biblical story with a folktale-like account of how dogs became pets with wet noses. The story itself isn't bad, but the country bumpkin dialect that the author chooses to use is very distracting. It also removes the story of Noah from its original context in Mesopotamia, and thereby loses a lot of the cultural value that comes with an old, traditional story.
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 The Brothers rated it it was ok
Shelves: dogs, noahs-ark, floods
I felt the author tried to jam too many themes into this little book. It's about Noah's ark, but Noah apparently is a country-bumpkin log cabin kinda guy in this. And dogs are not liked. And there's the flood. And it's just kinda weird and I didn't like the dialect used at all.

Illustrations aren't bad though.
Aspasia
Jun 14, 2012 Aspasia rated it liked it
Shelves: read-to-aidan
Author sets Noah's Flood in Appalachia. Cute story but the Appalachian dialogue seems a bit overboard.
Jim
Sep 22, 2012 Jim rated it really liked it
Shelves: dogs, faith, noah-s-ark
in which a dog helps noah and is rewarded w/a cold, wet nose and a warm fire.
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