Illustrator: David Catrow
Ten doggone dogs can’t wait to go to the park. Once
there, however, they wreak havoc at the Perfect Pooch Obedience School, causing one doggone disaster after another.
COME, DOGS! SIT, DOGS! LIE DOWN! STAY!
Doggone dogs do not obey.
They turn and run the other way!
Finally, after making one too many messes, the dogs are captured by the pet patrol, and incarcerated. But they are not locked up for long. As the guard drifts off to sleep, these clever canines put some of their “tricks” to good use!
Counting these rambunctious dogs, from one to ten and back again, will keep children more than entertained from beginning to end. (Preschool–2nd grade)
“The succinct, rhyming text bounces along just like the runaways, numerically counting up the dogs and naming them in a fast-paced, catchy rhyme. In the crowded arena of dog stories, this one stands out from the pack.”
“The frenetic, goofy-looking dogs of various sizes and breeds romping through the park are sure to bring smiles to young faces.”
—School Library Journal
Awards & Honors
2010 Elementary California Collection
2010 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List