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Monkeys and Dog Days

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Max and his older brother, Pete, are getting a dog. A dog needs to be played with. That’s the fun part. But a dog also needs to be fed, bathed, and walked. Max and Pete promise to share the responsibilities. But when Fudge comes to live with them, it isn’t long before Pete decides that a dog is more work than he thought, and Max discovers that there are unexpected rewards ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was about monkeys trying to get a dog. Some were too big, some were too sleepy, some were too playful and then they find the right one. but it's hard to take care of. They teached the dog how to sit and roll and be good. This book was good and the doggy was cute. (age 7)
Apr 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Pete and Max want a dog, so their parents bring home a book about the work involved in owning a pet. After considering all the chores a puppy brings, the family goes to the shelter to pick out their new puppy. At first, Pete and Max share the tasks equally, but as time goes on, Pete gets busy in his own projects and caught up with his friends, and Max ends up pulling his older brother's weight. Ultimately the dog likes Max better, and when Pete finally notices, Pete resolves to be a better dog o ...more
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Title: Monkeys and Dog Days
Author: Kate Banks
Illustrator: Tomek Bogacki

Plot: Max and Pete both want a dog and are determined to show their parents that they are responsible enought to care for a dog. They get and dog and learn that taking care of a pet is a full-time job.

Setting: Max and Pete's house

Characters: Max, Pete, Fudge, Mom and Dad

Theme: Pets, Responsibiity

Style: Picture Books, Children's Books

Copyright: 2008

Notes: I have a hard time getting past illustrations that have people looking
Ryan Dreier
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
illustrated by Tomek Bogacki

I thought the lines in the pictures weren't so clear, so any clues that the reader might get from looking at the pictures is a little more difficult in this book. I didn't like the incorporation of dog saying here, I just don't know how beneficial that are to the development of a child's reading ability. i.e. 'It's a dog life' 'in the dog house' (that picture was particularly weird because the protagonist monkey was in the dog house and the dog was looking forlorn out
Cute enough reader. Nother spectacular but that is hard. This would be great for a kid whose family is about to adopt a pet. It tells kids what you need to do to take care of a pet. The brothers are nice but Max is a little too good. As a younger sibiling I was jealous but doing chores is not how I handled it. Grades 2+
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
A book with a moral -- about the challenges and responsibilities of having a dog. I have no problem with that, but the story isn't terribly engaging and there are some rather big strange words for this age level, I think.
Amy Brown
Second grade reader, beginning chapters, about Monkeys who get a pet dog and realize everything involved in pet care. AR 2.7
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Good lesson about how dogs develop loyalty.
Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Oct 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
This promises to be a solid new series with clear writing and friendly illustrations.
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Good book! This is a good chapter book to keep in the classroom. The book does a good job explaining the relationship between a dog and it's owner.
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Kate Banks has written many books for children, among them Max’s Words, And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She grew up in Maine, where she and her two sisters and brother spent a lot of time outdoors, and where Banks developed an early love of reading. “I especially liked picture books,” she says, “an ...more
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