When Harvey heard about the dog show, he was very excited. Fred was not. Harvey planned for months. Fred hoped it would never come.
This man's best friend knows what's best for his owner
Harvey entered Fred in every class-short dogs, dogs with spots, droopy-eared dogs, and more. By the end of the show, Harvey was miserable, they didn't even come close to winning in any of the categories, and Fred was so tired his tongue was hanging out. Still, Fred loved Harvey and wanted him to be happy, so he dragged him before the judges for the last event. Fred knew they would win this one . . .
The illustrations have an attitude all their own-both playfully aloof and alive with color-which perfectly complements the droll text to create a book that will have young readers laughing out loud with delight.
ELIZABETH WINTHROP ALSOP (www.elizabethwinthropalsop.com), is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages, including ISLAND JUSTICE and IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE, both available as e-books.
DAUGHTER OF SPIES: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies, her memoir about her parents' love affair during World War II and her own childhood in 1950s Washington as the daughter of a famous journalist, will be published October 25, 2022 by Regal House.
Her short story, The Golden Darters, was selected by Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone and was recently read on SELECTED SHORTS by the renowned actress, Ann Dowd. She is the author of the memoir piece, Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding; Growing Up in Cold War Washington.The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires.
Her historical novel, COUNTING ON GRACE was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the American Library Association, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council among others. The novel has also been nominated for state book awards in Vermont, Virginia, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri,Indiana, Hawaii and Arizona.
THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC and its sequel, THE BATTLE FOR THE CASTLE, were nominated for twenty-three state book awards and are considered children’s fantasy classics.
Her popular picture books include DUMPY LA RUE, SHOES,DOG SHOW, SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE and most recently, THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING and THE BIGGEST PARADE. Two of her recent books for older children are THE RED-HOT RATTOONS, a comic fantasy novel and DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, Letters from a Milltown Girl, a work of historical fiction set in western Massachusetts.
Some people think my reviews are too critical and I am starting to think that I am not critical enough. I might have given this a 3 stars, but I didn't really like much about it so, I might be giving lower scores in the future. I think the dog owner and his desire to enter his pathetic dog in every contest is funny... but the hope that his dog might n one of them...was almost impossible. Especially when when you entered a light coated dog in the "all black coat dogs Contest" well it was okay and had a fun twist ending!
Dog Show by Elizabeth Winthrop and illustrations by Mark Ulriksen is a fun story about a dog and his owner. The dog, Fred, is a Bassett Hound who has no interest in participating in Bonesport's annual dog show. But for the love of his owner, Harvey, he is willing to give it a shot. Harvey has the idea to enter them as a lion and his tamer, and they practice for weeks. The big day comes, and Fred and Harvey come out to compete in the "Dogs who look like their owners" competition. The book is humorous and the pictures are great. The book will appeal to dog lovers of all ages. The variety of dogs discussed would give a teacher or parent a chance to talk about different types of breeds. Students could use the book as ideas for their own creative writing as well. Overall, this is a fun read that will provide laughs to the reader.
This is a cute story about a dog and owner who compete in a dog show. The end is a surprise but I didn't think it was all that great. Children may find it very funny. This would work with the K-2 crowd. There are so many great dog books, this one would not be my first choice.