Monday Listicles: The Dog Days of Summer

Say it Rah-shay By Jul 20, 2015 15 Comments

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.

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  1. It is really hot here. I need to make a list of things for us to do or summer will be over without much done:)

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    My youngest will love some of these. I will have to get him a couple 🙂

  3. Lexie Lane says:

    I love that each of these seem to teach a nice lesson to the kids. My son loves reading so these are great for him!

  4. Danielle F says:

    My kids love dogs.. I’ll have to try to find these.. thanks for the list!

  5. Books about dogs were always my favorites. I think my kids felt the same.

  6. Lorane says:

    For a minute I was wondering what was going on then I realized the stories were about Dogs …lol. As with all stories , the Pictures makes them truly come to life

  7. Nicole Lutzy says:

    Sounds like a really cute book. I bet my kids would enjoy this!

  8. rebecca says:

    I like these books. I like how they teach a lesson

  9. irishred13 says:

    Adorable! My kids would like Gaston because he is a bull dog

  10. What a great list for dog lovers! We are definitely in the throws of the Dog Days of Summer!

  11. becca112971 says:

    What great books. I like that they teach lessons as well as keep kids interested.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    Oh these all sound wonderful. My kids always loved stories like these.

  13. Laura funk says:

    Cute little list and link up. My kids would like these stories

  14. Rosey says:

    Ha, I laughed about the talking dog. No, I imagine that might not be as fun as it might initially seem. 😉

  15. Lena says:

    Great idea. My kids have been asking for a dog and one of these books might be a great point to start with

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