Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

Book - 2014
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In order to stay in the warm and cozy home he has longed for, Shoe Dog must learn to stop chewing shoes.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2014
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781416979326
1416979328
Branch Call Number: JP McDon
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Tillotson, Katherine
Audience: "Ages 4-8"--P. [2] of cover

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AL_KATI Oct 24, 2016

Shoe Dog is the most charmingly misbehaving drawn-with-a-squiggle dog I have ever seen. You just want him to behave!

Will Shoe Dog learn to stop chewing Herself's beautiful shoes? Maybe it's just a matter of finding the RIGHT shoe! Charmingly drawn as a squiggle, our little Shoe Dog is full of energy and fun!

ChristchurchKids May 26, 2014

Newly adopted from the animal shelter, Shoe Dog can't wait to begin his new life filled with nose kisses, tummy rubs, bedtime snuggles -- and plenty of tempting shoes to chew! His new owner, however, is not so happy about her destroyed footwear. Can Shoe Dog learn to resist the rustle of a shoebox, or will his mischief drive the new friends apart? Drawn as a single squiggly line, Shoe Dog exudes the springy, barely-contained energy of an exuberant puppy, while the softly shaded colors of his world reinforce the gentle, cozy tone of this hopeful story.

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forbesrachel Apr 25, 2014

Things go flying in this texture-filled tale of a dog who just loves chewing shoes. In fact, he loves them so much, that his owner names in Shoe Dog, a slightly ironical choice, as she does this in a moment when she is shooing him away. Colours shift from bright happy tones as he joyously tears apart his favourite footwear, to dark purples once his owner notices his mischief. Amongst so many patterns, the author needed something to make the dog stand out. A scribbled overtone does the job, and even provides a visual cue to his wild nature. As an added feature, the scribbles continue in a trail behind him. This suggestion of his movements easily leads the eye across each page. In two ways does this book stand out. For one, it makes it clear that the dog does not understand what it is doing wrong, a very realistic touch, while also showing the the lady has no idea how to address this behaviour, and to train the dog otherwise. Instead the author chooses a sweet ending, one that may be unrealistic, but is a satisfactory ending for all.

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