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Lost Dog
Michael Garland
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Lost Dog

2.91  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  18 reviews
In this story of an accidental journey turned epic adventure, early readers will delight in all of Pete's stops along the way to Mutt Street, where Grandma is there to greet him.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published July 27th 2015 by Holiday House
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This is a cute book. The story ia more in the illustrations.
Angie Carter
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Made me smile.
Beth Vredenburg
Cute little animal adventure story Pete the dog is trying to find Mutt St. Where his Grandma lives. He ends up all over the world. gr level C
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pete the dog is off to visit his Grandma on her birthday. With gifts in hand, he hops into his bright yellow roadster headed to Mutt Street. But once he is on the highway, Pete encounters a massive traffic jam and decides to take a detour. He ends up on a mountaintop, hopelessly lost. He asks directions of a bear, who replies, “That way.” But those directions only lead him to other animals (bird, leopard, walrus, penguins) with the same reply. Finally, a whale gives Pete and his car a lift to th ...more
In this "I Like to Read" book, Pete heads off to his grandmother's house for her birthday party. But because traffic is congested, he takes an alternate route and ends up quite lost. What an adventure he has as every animal he meets sends him off in another direction, and he even ends up riding a whale back to shore. Apparently, he didn't lose too much time since it's still Grandma's birthday. The illustrations, created with pencil and digital tools, allows readers to gain some perspective on Pe ...more
Teresa Bateman
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A dog is on his way to give a birthday gift to his grandmother. Traffic inspires him to take the road less traveled by and soon he is lost. He asks directions from a variety of animals that show he has, indeed, gone far afield. Luckily a lift from a whale sets him right again and all ends well. OK, there's not much to this book, but that's sort of the point. It's a fun easy reader designed to give beginning book-lovers a sense of triumph as they conquer the written word. This does an especially ...more
Pete the Dog plans to give his Grandma a birthday gift. Traffic is heavy and he soon leaves the crowded highway for the open road. His detour leads him halfway around the world and he is soon asking for directions from a bear, bird, leopard, walrus, and penguins. Grandma is overjoyed when Pete finally arrives at her home.

The text, intended to encourage emerging readers, is spare and simple. It also lends itself well to reading aloud. Combined with colorful illustrations, young readers will find
Yvonne Mullen
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For any beginning reader. Lost Dog is a GRL C book that has the most adorable main character. Pete wants to visit his grandma for her birthday but he gets lost when he decides to take another route. Along the way he meets new animals that help by giving him directions. When he finally gets to Grandma’s house he has the perfect birthday gift for her. I love the ‘I Like to Read’ books because they continue be “real” books for beginning readers. They even have a short blurb on the back that readers ...more
This was a great "silly" book, but it was...well, very silly. :-p
I think the kiddos would have some giggles about how lost Pete gets, as he takes terrible directions from various animals (or maybe the critters give good directions, and Pete just can't follow them!).
For me, I got more giggles out of the progression of lost-ness that poor Pete follows. The cover image says it all - "But why are there PENGUINS now??"
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Lost Dog by Michael Garland is a entertaining book for the very beginning reader. Pete was going to visit his Grandma on Mutt Street but got very lost. He ended up in the Antarctic! But have no fear, a passing whale saves the day. Large print and colorful, supporting pictures help the beginning reader decipher the text. The illustrations will inspire fun conversations between adults and children. For ages 5 - 7.
Juliana Lee
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Pete travels far and wide to get to Grandma's house and deliver her birthday present.
Large, plain font for the easy sparse and repetitive text invites the youngest of readers to read along.
Digitally rendered, full color illustrations fill every page.
I like the license plate: K-9!
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marcie by: Broomfield New Books
Illustrations are lovely.
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: easy-reader
I don't like the illustrations.
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The illustrations accompanying this easy early reader are quite pretty to look at and tell a complicated story about just how lost this dog is... and yet he never gets frustrated!
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Early reader picture book. Great illustrations!
Miss Sarah
I didn't really love this one about a dog traveling to his grandmothers and getting lost. Animals try and help him find his way along the journey. Simple and sweet,
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