The Dog Days of Summer is described as the hot, sultry period of summer between early July and early September. This week in Philly it is hot, muggy and humid. I have decided to take refuge at work, soak up some air conditioning and share ten picture books about dogs.
Monday Listicles: Ten pictures about dogs for the Dog Days of Summer
1. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
“Bark, George,” says George’s mother, and George goes: “Meow,” which definitely isn’t right, because George is a dog.
And so is his mother, who repeats, “Bark, George.” And George goes, “Quack, quack.”
What’s going on with George?
Why you’ll like it: Make silly animal sounds!
Bonus: A Storytube from the Lansdowne Library!
2. Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.
Why you’ll like it: Things are not always what the appear to be.
3. Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora
Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages. And her dog, Manny? well, he seems to understand everyone, and gives a happy ?Woof!? wherever he goes
Why you’ll like it: Learning how to say “Hello” in ten languages
4. Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh
When Helen Finney feeds alphabet soup to her dog, Martha, it goes straight up to her brain, and Martha begins to speak! But having a talking dog isn’t always as much fun as it seems.
Why you’ll like it: getting kids to eat their veggies.
5. Katie Loves the Kittensby John Himmelman
Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can’t stop herself from howling “AROOOOO!” and trying to run after them. She loves them so much!
But Katie’s enthusiasm frightens the kitties, and she’s sad when they run away from her. Don’t they know that she just wants to play?
Why you’ll like it: It’s perfect for gentle giants.