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A Rose for Pinkerton
Steven Kellogg
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A Rose for Pinkerton (Pinkerton)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  237 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Pinkerton seems lonely. So his young owner goes to the pet show to find him a friend. She returns with a kitten named Rose, who could be the ideal playmate for Pinkerton. But Rose has ideas of her own. She wants to be a Great Dane, and suddenly Pinkerton decides to start acting like a kitten. So Pinkerton, Rose and their owners go back to the pet show to seek professional ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 18th 2002 by Puffin Books (first published 1981)
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Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a childhood classic, in which i wanted my seven year old to read. also, it helps illustrate the great dane in the neighborhood.
Brittany Messer
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Rose for Pinkerton, is a cute story of unlikely friends that create a lasting friendship. I love how Kellogg took Pinkerton and based another story off of his life. This story will have the children laughing about how two complete oppoiste animals react towards one another. The illustrations bring the storuy to life and I almost felt like I was a character in the story. Kellogg takes two animals that nearly never get along in real life and created a story where they come best friends. Primary ...more
Jun 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
The Rose of the title is actually a kitten who is selected as a companion for Pinkerton a Great Dane puppy. They have a funny, yet surprisingly common, role reversal where Rose thinks she's big and tough and Pinkerton thinks he's small and helpless. The writing is pretty terrible but the characters are familiar from some of the later books in the series. The art is as strong as in other stories with a particularly fabulous Grand March of the Poodles where overdressed poodles are only outdone by ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another Pinkerton story that introduces Rose a cat companion for the dog. Again non-traditional animal behavior creates chaos that is solved in the end. Pinkerton Behave is the best book in the series. I like the series Kellog writes because it allows kids to see familiar characters whose behavior is consistent across books. Thus children can predict the action and notice that the character grows and becomes fuller as the books stories support both the expected traits and add more details to his ...more
Nancy Kotkin
The little girl in Pinkerton's family gets a pet kitten to keep Pinkerton, the Great Dane puppy, company. Chaos ensues. In the end, Pinkerton and Rose (the kitten) become friends. My favorite part of the story is the comical role reversal of the dog and the kitten.

Oddly, there are no quotation marks used for dialogue. Additionally, there are no dialogue tags, nor is the speech placed near the character who is speaking. So you have to guess what is dialogue versus narration or inner thought, and
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful book.

Steven Kellogg has the rare gift of being able to tell more story with a few strokes of his paint brush than many can with words. My children loved this and soon my granddaughter will love this book. I remember my children staring at the pictures for long moments even after the words were read to them.
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book has great colorful illustrations that represent the text very well. This is a fun and easy read for a third grade student. This book sends the message to children that it is always good to have aq close friend, and it may be someone that you do not expect.
This book is about a dog named Pinkerton and a cat named Rose. A family has a dog named Pinkerton and the family thought Pinkerton needed a friend to play with so they got him a cat named Rose. The cat and dog started acting like each other.
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I always LOVE the illustrations done by Steven Kellogg. They tell so much of the story! Make sure to look at the pictures in this book carefully. You will find funny little details that help tell the story. This is a fun read!
Ashten Wolff
Pinkerton gets a new friend named Rose.
Jan 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not my favorite Kellogg book, or even my favorite Pinkerton book, but the panels where the kitten and Great Dane try to emulate one another are pretty cute.
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Steven Kellogg is an author and illustrator who has contributed over 90 books for children. He is best known for writing books about animals, for which he credits his grandmother .
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