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3.17  ·  Rating details ·  95 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When the Doggers take on the mighty Hounds in a baseball game, Homer hits a grand slam!

Alex loves baseball. So does his dog, Homer. One starry night, after Alex goes to sleep, Homer and his canine friends get ready for their big baseball game. Find out who will be the champions of the dog baseball world when Homer and the Doggers take on the mighty Hounds.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Orchard Books
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Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Entertaining illustrations of the dogs, reminiscent of early "It's the Crew" by Marcus D'Ambrose. But beyond that, the book falls flat. The characters aren't fleshed out, merely cardboard cutouts like those in a Sookie Stackhouse novel. And the baseball game is the most overdone baseball prose that's ever been done. (view spoiler) ...more
Morgan Davis
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5360-summer-12
This was a great book about a boy named Alex and a dog Homer that loved baseball. Homer was on a dog team called the Doggers kind of like the Dodgers. Alex didn't know he played baseball and one night he snuck out to play the championship game. The Doggers were down by one point and Homer was up to hit. Does he make a grand slam to help his teammates score the winning point? You will just have to read the book to find out. If you like baseball like my son then you wil love this book.
Nancy Jo Lambert
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: guy-grabs
A great concept that was just unfortunately not well executed. The pictures of the dogs just look awkward and strange. This is just not a great book. I think kids will enjoy it for the dogs and the baseball, but certainly not for the story or the illustrations.
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ece-2nd, 3rd-5th
Cute story. I mean, who knows for real what dogs are dreaming about? We hear them wimpering, and kicking/running. A fun idea of what they could be dreaming about. I LOVE the illustrations, and I think students would love the "photograph" style.
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
The "photographs" were fun but the plot was mediocre.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it liked it
T loved the lifelike dog pictures.
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Normally I don't like sports books at all but this one was very unique, any kid that is excited about baseball and dogs will love it.
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: orchard-books
Photos and Digital Illustrations
Kind of creepy illustrations
Prose text
Homer is a dog who loves baseball. He goes to the baseball field to play ball with his other puppy friends. Will the Doggers beat the Hounds in their star-lit game?
Aug 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Creative digitally rendered illustrations. Some nice play on words. Entertaining, second choice
Edward Sullivan
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Doggone adorable!
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really cute and really well done!
May 14, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not a fan of sports books, but the creative collage-style pictures of dogs playing baseball will appeal to dog lovers young and old.
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fun kids book.
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Marcie by: Woodbury new books
This is not William Wegman, but kids will love it. I may even have to get a copy for Gaylynn. Even though she's retired this is a fun pairing of her favorites, dogs and baseball.
Lindsey Richard
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-to-read
Very cute book that can't not put a smile on your face. Pictures of real dogs photoshopped to look like they're actually standing and playing the game.
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