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Only One Woof

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  590 ratings  ·  30 reviews
"One nice thing about a country vet is that there are so many interesting things to see when I visit the farms..."

The captivating story told within these pages is certainly one of the most entertaining that this vet has ever encountered. Gyp is the sweet but silent sheepdog who is separated from his favorite puppy playmate at a young age. The two are reunited later-with a
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 23rd 1985)
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Jenne
Being a dog lover from a very young age, it is no surprise that my parents bought me this book when I was a child. Perhaps they thought to appease the longing for a pet that didn't live in a cage with books. As it was any book that was about dogs I devoured from Lassie to the Hundred and One Dalmatians. I recently read and passed on the book to my daughter (not that she really understands it yet being only 15 weeks!) in hopes that she will develop a similar love for reading (she already likes do ...more
Becky
Apr 15, 2008 Becky rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children/Children at Heart
Shelves: children-s-books
This is an absolutely charming little book. It's the story of two young pups from the same litter, growing up together on a small farm. At a still relatively early age they are separated and the story follows the life of the dog who stays at home and lives on at the farm where he was born. It ends with a reunion with his brother.

For a short and heartwarming tale, pick this one up for 10 minutes of fantastic art and an uplifting storyline.
Natasha
Being a veterinarian leads to some very interesting tales to tell. This would be one of them. Only One Woof highlights how even after years, puppies can still recognise old friends. It's a heartwarming story that Gyp would emit only one bark in his entire life, and seeing Sweep was what caused it. It makes you smile and chuckle by the time your reach the last page and wonder about the strange things these animals do.
Andrea
Loved this book as a child. The illustrations are beautiful, and it is a charming story. I think animal-loving kids will enjoy this one.
Kayla
Along with the illustrations, the story was charming, I repeat myself a lot when it comes to picture books, but there are just so many out there drawn so beautifully. This one was one that I owned, and loved. The dog in this story always made me feel compelled to protect animals. I can't exactly depict why, I guess as a child I made the connection that if an animal had something wrong with it, it was usually discarded or went without a home. The farmer in this story didn't mind that his dog neve ...more
Maxwell
lovely audiobook...read this to Brady and Max. They liked it even though the audio book is much better than my style of narration.
Lesley
Another delightful story, and beautifully illustrated.
Peter B Creedon
I received this book as a child. The story is great.
Matthew
I like James Herriot's collections of stories better than I liked this, but as this is a picture book I have to say I enjoyed it a great deal. The story of a dog who only barks once in his entire life is entirely familiar to me since I've lived with a dog like that, and he's right. When you hear a dog like that bark, everyone does stop and take notice. You want to know what was worth barking at. This was a fun story and an excellent example of a James Herriot story collection.
Bridget
I recently listened to a collection of James Herriot's short stories in audiobook form, read by Jim Dale. THEY ARE THE BEST. And it just reminded me how very much I loved this particular story. YAY DOGGY BROTHERS.
Jenny
Though I adore James Herriot, this is a poorly designed picture book. There is way too much text per page, and it doesn't hold a child's interest.
Blair
Jul 29, 2008 Blair rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children, mothers, border collie lovers
One of my favorites from childhood, and the reason I adore border collies. A must have for kids (and anything else by James Herriot).
Lynn
Jan 29, 2010 Lynn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers, young children
Shelves: childrens
I practically grew up on this book and a few others. I thought the story was pretty sad. My first few glimpses into the life of dogs.
Amy
My grandma bought me many of his books when I was young. I still have them, so that I can give them to my children some day.
Valerie
This is in one of Herriot's larger collections, but he said it proved so popular that he issued it as a separate book.
Bree
Notes:
Herriot books for kids are always a favorite
rather long, best for age 5+
beautiful illustrations
Alice Hambright
Most excellent book! I know it is a children's picture book, but I really enjoyed reading this one.
Sonja
This is one of my favorite books! It is just a very heart warming story!
Candace
I loved this book as a kid, i recommend it as a great family read.
Shannon
"Shannon 11-7-90." DEAR JAMES HERRIOT, WHY ARE YOU SO SAD ALWAYS?
Chrisl
My favorite of the Herriot stories for children.
Beka
Another silly little kid's story with sweet illustrations.
Katharine
This is my favorite picture book! It is very sweet.
Cws
Jul 02, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jaros
JAR4OS-Her true story- the dog who wouldn't bark
Sandy
Very charming, old-fashioned dog story for children.
Benjamin Plume
This was my favorite James Herriot Kid's book.
Bill
A book for children that adults will love
Justin
classic must read for all ages alike.
Missy Nelson (Barbiere)
Another favorite kid book :)
Catherine
Jun 28, 2007 Catherine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone! especially those folks who love bc
Shelves: bordercollies
sweet, sweet story
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James Herriot is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight, an English veterinary surgeon and writer. Wight is best known for his semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small, a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations.

In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow
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All Creatures Great and Small All Things Bright and Beautiful All Things Wise and Wonderful The Lord God Made Them All All Creatures Great and Small & All Things Bright and Beautiful

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