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Broadway Barks

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In a park in New York City lives a lonely little dog. He remembers when he used to get taken for walks, fed dinner every night, and told he was a good dog. Now, he's all alone and must fend for himself. But everything changes one day when he sees a lady reading in the park and decides to follow her—all the way to a place where he might become a star!

With a story by actress
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Blue Apple Books
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Jul 14, 2008 rated it liked it
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Five-stars for the dog illustrations; two stars for the writing. A dog living in Central Park gets a cab ride with "a pretty lady" (who looks like a much younger version of the author, and is referred to several times as being "pretty" ...) to Broadway Barks, where the dogs take the stage in hopes of adoption. Comes with a CD, but I didn't listen to it. Good story and fabulous dogs make up for clunky and "pretty lady" writing.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super charming and adorable and new and love the song!!!
Aug 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kids with a heart for animals
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I read a review of this book on Reading Jungle and thought it sounded cute so I ordered it. I thought it was a sweet story and the CD really did make a difference with the beautiful music and lyrics of "Kramer's Song" which is a favorite now at my house. So, even though it isn't the best book around, it is good enough to keep a child engrossed and teach a lesson while also singing them to sleep. ...more
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
The main character is a very sweet dog who used to live in an apartment and be called Douglas. When the book opens he is now a stray living in Central Park. Everything changes for the dog formerly known as Douglas when he is taken to "Broadway Barks," an adoption event. There a young girl takes him home and everyone enjoys a very happy ending.
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Apr 05, 2011 rated it liked it
This book teaches children about adopting animals. It showed how a dog wanted a home, a place to sleep, food to eat, and someone who loves him. Children can make adoption sign and get their parents to adopt a pet.
Jun 19, 2008 rated it liked it
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I was tempted to give this book only two stars because I didn't really think it was that good (I figured it got published because it is a celebrity book). However, my daughter really liked it, and it does come with a cute CD of Peters reading the story and singing a song about it.
Julie Jacobs
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The kids in my class love this book!!!!! They request it before nap time !
Jul 18, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
The best part was the CD and listening to Bernadette Peters sing. The book itself was just okay. Famous people who get books published get them published usually because they are famous.
Oct 04, 2011 rated it liked it
The story does not have much to it, but the pictures & the subject make that OKay. ...more
Jan 21, 2009 rated it liked it
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Written to promote Broadway Barks, a charity which was established by Ms. Peters and Mary Tyler Moore to find homes for stray animals. Cute but not groundbreaking.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nice cd included with Peters reading the story and singing the lullaby at the end. Lovely.
Jul 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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I especially liked the CD that came with the book. The author tells the story and then she sings at the end. She's a broadway star--Bernadette Peters.
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Loved this book. Loved the cd.
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Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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May 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you're famous, you too can throw a bunch of crap down on a page and become a best-selling children's author. At least she is a "pretty lady". Why the heck would a dog want to smell her hair?!
Feb 26, 2010 rated it liked it
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Sweet story about rescuing pets and finding them new homes. Another in the celebrity-author category.
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Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer and children's book author from New York City.

Peters is known for her charitable work, including as a founder of the Broadway Barks animal charity. To support the animal adoption charity, Broadway Barks, Peters has written two children's books, both illustrated by Liz Murphy.

The first is about a scrappy dog, named after her dog Kramer, and the plea

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