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What Dogs Want for Christmas

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  58 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Using witty poems and winsome illustrations, What Dogs Want for Christmas lets our four-footed friends speak for themselves. And what does Man's Best Friend have on his holiday list?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 30th 2008 by Sleeping Bear Press (first published September 3rd 2008)
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Staciel
Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas-books

Wonderful canine illustrations combined with rhyming letters to Santa.

Cute.
Kristen
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books, christmas
My daughter LOVES dogs, which was the reason I picked up this book. This book is in the form of letters. Each breed of dog writes a letter to Santa about what they want for Christmas. This would be a great book for kindergartners because several of the letters are ambiguous and describe it. You could ask your child what they think the dog is actually asking for. Some of the illustrations help young readers to deduce the information. My daughter is only 2, so I just told her.

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Homewood Public Library
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ever thought about what your favorite four-legged friend would want for Christmas? Radzainski looks into the hearts of man’s best friend for a sweet story about the simple things that dogs love. If you are a dog lover, go ahead and check out What Dogs Want For Christmas, because it is sure to be a new Christmas favorite!
Maria Waltner
Dec 27, 2016 rated it liked it
This is very cute with great illustrations. The words/story I felt was a little lacking though. They were little poem letters to Santa but it was missing something. The best page was the last one where the little dog was asking for a home.
Carolyn
Nov 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
AR 2.5 -- 0.5
WONDERFUL book with terrific & humorous illustrations. Love the one with the dog wearing kitty slippers. Author/illustrator captures dogs' eyes wonderfully.
Laura
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Short, rhyming letters to Santa written by dogs. The illustrations are lovely and the letters are short and sweet. Perfect for dog-loving preschoolers excited about Christmas.
Zoe
Nov 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4thgrade09-10
Cute.
Cute pictures.
Scooter Reads
Read dis one with Momma at Christmas. Is very accurate on what dachshund wants.
Deni Johansson
Dec 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I read this whimsical book to my 5 yr old (soon to be 6) and we both enjoyed it. It also has really good artwork, illustrations of cute dog breeds.
K Stile
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-j-books
adorable!
Joan
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
My Corgi, Smarty Boy Baxter, is featured in this book, so this is just a shameless plug for him.
The Library Lady
Dec 11, 2008 rated it liked it
It's pretty saccharine. But the dog illustrations are gorgeous. And there's a cat version as well, so I'll give her credit where credit is due :}
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Who could resist these adorable dogs with their letters to Santa? Best part: Wonderful dog pictures. Ages 4-10.
Emmy Lou
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, holiday, 2013
This is so wonderful!!! I loved it.
Judith
Oct 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This books combines my two favorite things: Dogs and Christmas. How could this book be anything but amazing?
Beverly
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks, dogs
Very realistic illustrations of the dogs, as the illustrator put in every hair on their furry little bodies.
Jnase1
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
I think young kids will like the pictures in this book.
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Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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These cute little poems are written by dogs to their owners or Santa. The poems are short and rhyming so students won't be intimidated by poetry.

teaching application- students get exposure to poetry before they write their own letters to Santa.
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