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The Backward Bird Dog (Paperback)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  210 ratings  ·  7 reviews

What's a Bird Dog to Do?
Everyone knows a bird dog leads with his nose. Everyone but J.C. After all, what's a pup supposed to think when he's welcomed to his new home by a cat who thwacks him on the nose with his claws...a dog who bites him on the nose...a bee sting on his you-know-what and a mad mamma bird who attacks the sorest part of his body with her beak? Poor J.C.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Aladdin Paperbacks
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Such a cute book! I read it when I was in thrid grade and I loved it! It's a book that I think even older kids might like. It depends on their interests, I suppose. Who knows? Maybe you'll like it.
This rating is based on my childhood love for this book, because I'll admit I haven't read it in years. Yet it and all the other Wallace books I collected in grade school still sit on my shelf. The Backwards Bird Dog is perhaps the most beat-up book I own, simply because I read and re-read it that much. Definitely my favorite book as a kid...I mean, it's an adorable dog, who realizes that just because he's different doesn't mean he's a let-down. What's not to love?
Funny--the kids loved it.
This book is hilarious! It's not the best book in the world, but you should read it!
In depth look at life of a puppy.
that was so funnie
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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.


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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