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Merci Mister Dash!

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Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks in the park, stamp-collecting, and a passion for flowers.

But the well-ordered household is t
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Tundra Books
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: I've read quite a number of the author's books, but they've been mostly her biographical works and I thought I'd take a look at what else she does.

Mister Dash is a darling! He is a very cultivated dog. He may be a mixture of this and that and certainly has no pedigree but that hasn't stopped him from honing his sense of a stylish wardrobe and manners fit for civilized company. The only problem is that the company he and his owner Madame Croissant get regularly is every Sunday
Lisa Dalrymple
Red-headed Daphne is a real wild child, while poor Mr. Dash is a proper posh pup. He lives with Madame Croissant, assists in her Gift Shop and tactfully finds ways to avoid Daphne’s weekly visits. Alas, however, the day arrives that he does not gather his newspaper and retreat to the park on time. He is left to suffer the indignities of being bathed in the back yard, dressed as a baby and paraded around the neighbourhood. But when Daphne is in trouble, Mr. Dash shows that he can “[leave] his man ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Madame Croissant lived a quiet life with her well-mannered dog, Mister Dash, working in her gift shop, and admiring her stamp collection. Until Sunday. On Sunday, Madame Croissant’s energetic granddaughter, Daphne, came to visit. Mister Dash resisted Daphne’s efforts to play with him and silently scoffed at Daphne. Then Daphne went careening down a hill in her wagon and it was up to Mister Dash to save her.

“’Help! I can’t stop!’ Daphne cried out.

Mister Dash was halfway home when he heard the scr
"Mister Dash was unlike any hound in town." A spiffy dresser and "the model of manners", Mister Dash lives with Madame Croissant. They live a quiet, orderly life every day except Sunday, when Madame Croissant's granddaughter comes for a visit. Usually Mister Dash sneaks out before Daphne arrives, but on one particular Sunday he doesn't make it in time and must endure the rambunctiousness of the child. He is appalled by her behavior, but when trouble strikes, Mister Dash takes charge.

For those wh
The Library Lady
Merci,non. For lovers of bratty children and dog lovers. I'm a dog liker. As for the bratty children...

That said, I'm sure my patrons, who love both, will adore this one. And I pity their dogs after this kid puts ideas about how to play with doggie into THEIR kids heads...
Melanie Fishbane
Excellent alliteration and wonderful rhythms, this is a truly charming picture book. Mister Dash is certainly a one of a kind dog. I loved the dialogue, particularly Madame Croissant's pet name for her granddaughter "little cabbage."
Maureen Bush
A funny story by Canadian friend Monica Kulling, about a patient dog and a badly behaved girl. It's delightful.
Valerie Sherrard
Delightfully sweet and charming story with equally lovely illustrations! Your child will love it!
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A dog likes it quiet but when Daphne comes for a visit she is very noisy. A.R.
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Monica Kulling was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Victoria. Monica Kulling has published twenty-six fiction and nonfiction books for children, including picture books, poetry, and biographies. She is best known for introducing biography to children just learning to read and has written about Harriet Tubman, Houdini, Eleanor Rooseve ...more
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