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The Backward Bird Dog

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  238 Ratings  ·  8 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
ebook, 112 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Aladdin (first published August 1st 1997)
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May 04, 2011 Mitchie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jun 25, 2014 Janelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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?
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Apr 01, 2015 Colette Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A dog lovers delight. Had my kids laughing and guessing and delighted until the end. The fact that the author actually had a puppy named J.C. was icing on the cake for them. I know we'll reference this story for a long, long time,... particularly during the summer when we play in the big drinking bowl in the backyard.
Apr 17, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute story told from a lovable puppy's perspective. I giggled at the "surpise" ending.
Jan 08, 2014 Kathie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Funny--the kids loved it.
Nov 18, 2009 Sylvia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals, grade-4, grade-5
In depth look at life of a puppy.
Nov 30, 2008 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
that was so funnie
An awesome book!
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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.


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