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3.23  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This is a suitable book for any family expecting a new baby.
Paperback, 31 pages
Published 2005 by Bloomsbury Children's Books (first published 2004)
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Jun 05, 2014 Yasmin rated it really liked it
Howler is a great book for children and parents who are expecting a new baby in the house. This book is written in the perspective of the family pet dog and reveals the feelings of being left out by the family due to the arrival of a new baby.
This a fantastic story that children can relate to and parents can help children understand that the arrival of a new baby does not make them less important.
It is also quite a good way to introduce reproduction to young children in KS1.
Over all a lovely rea
Mar 27, 2012 Den rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sibling rivalry
I can't believe I have never come this book before. It is lovely. This is a wonderful book about sibling rivalry, written from the perspective of the family pet dog. The dog tries to make sense of the strange human world he shares. A small human arrives whom he nicknames 'howler' and he doesn't understand the fascination until he also gets together with a female dog and lots of little pups arrive and he begins to enjoy fatherhood.!
Louise (A Strong Belief in Wicker)
Written from a great perspective- the family dog. The family ar preparing for the arrival of a new baby. Of course the dog thinks the new cot is a new bed for him, and tries to lay claim. The new baby is noisy, so he calls it Howler. He is jealous because noone pays attention to him any more, only Howler. Howler takes over the house as babies normally do.
Catherine Johnson
Mar 03, 2011 Catherine Johnson rated it liked it
I can't wait to read this one to my kids, they will love the illustrations of the dog. I love the whole twist on reality that the dog gives the story. Who is Howler? Great read for children expecting to have a baby brother or sister soon.
A cute book for kids which portrayed the world as a dog would see it, especially a world where a new baby arrives into the household.
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A story of a new addition to the household, told from the family dog’s perspective!
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Michael Rosen, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and I’M NUMBER ONE and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, both illustrated by Bob Graham. Michael Rosen lives in London.

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