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Dog Wants to Play

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Dog wants to play. When? Today! But no one will play with Dog. Not the chick or the lamb, the calf or the pig. Poor Dog! Isn?t there one playmate who will play with Dog all day long? With its structure of rhyme and repetition, this is the perfect book to prepare children for reading, and Jeff Mack?s exuberant and funny pictures will keep them turning the pages to enjoy the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 2009 by Viking Juvenile
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A sweet little book for toddlers with simple, repetitive phrases.

The pictures are wonderful; as the dog asks animals to play with him and they decline for their own [rhyming] reasons, he gets more and more despondent until he finds the right playmate. The pictures are uncluttered, so it's easy to play "Where's the cat?" or "Where's the ball?"
Wonderfully illustrated. This gripping tale of a dog attempting to seize one of his remaining days on this cold lonely rock. The dog desires nothing more than to spend what could be his final hours on this planet playing, only to be surrounded by naysayers and cowards. Dog, eternally hopeful, perseveres.
Loved going through the repetitive scheme of dog asking to play and being told no, while finding the "friend" on each page would eventually say yes. Great pictures!
M daughter liked this book a lot. The pictures were cute and the simple repetitive phrases kept her attention.
Great for storytime! "Dog wants to play. When? Today!" Dog asks all kinds of animals on the farm to play in this rhyming story full of repetition. All the animals say no, but in the end a little boy says yes. Cute, cuddly art.
Dog searches the farm for someone to play with him. The repetitive phrases and playful rhyming make this a read-aloud must for my PreK students (especially the bilingual class who need to hear books with repetition).
A good book for young children. And a good early reader. Brightly colored. And very easy to share the idea of different animal noises as each of the farm critters is introduced.
Deana Pittman
Abbi really liked this one. The rhyming was good for her to figure out the unknown words and the story line itself was really good. He finally found someone to play!
Cute story and illustrations. We read this book on where they donate books to communities in need.
Perfect for beginning readers. Simple animal names, rhymes, bright colorful pictures. Would use in storytime!!
Dog wants to play but no one wants to play with him. Will he find a playmate?
would be a good one to try in a toddlers storytime
Cute easy to read story that younger readers will enjoy.
Jan 04, 2011 John added it
Great storytime read! Engaging art, fun text.
A good choice for babytime storytimes.
This is a good beginning reader book.
Possible book for family storytime.
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