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Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Dodd, Emma

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ISBN: 0142500194     ISBN-13: 9780142500194
Publisher: Puffin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2003

Annotation: A messy dog wanders around the neighborhood picking up spots of color everywhere he goes to teach kids about colors and numbers. Full color.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dogs; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL2003004839
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Series: Picture Puffins
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.50" H x 9.25" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 57163
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Dog starts off the day with one black spot on his ear. But it seems that wherever he goes, he runs, rolls, and trots right into colors. As he wanders around town, Dog collects spots made of red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, and more. When he finally arrives back home, Dog has ten different colored spots. And then it's bath time for this colorful canine, who makes learning colors and numbers easy, messy, and fun

Contributor Bio(s): Emma Dodd lives in London, England.
Emma Dodd lives in London, England.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
Dog is white with one black spot--but by the end of a busy, messy day, he is covered with ten spots of all different colors: a blue blob of paint, a green stain of grass, and so on. Dodd's tale is a simple but effective combination of concepts that work: humor, predictability, a winsome main character, and a few silly words to shout out loud. The bright, bold, computer-colorized illustrations will appeal to toddlers. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 December #3)
A plump sausage of a canine, with one black spot on his left ear, turns into "a veritable canvas of 10 colorful spots," after following a boy with chocolate. PW called the book "doggone charming." Ages 2-5. (Feb.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 January #3)
The hero of this pleasant concept book is a plump sausage of a canine: "As you can see, Dog is white with one black spot on his left ear." But by the end of the day, he has turned into a veritable canvas of 10 colorful spots, nine of which have nothing to do with genetics. "Dog follows a little boy with chocolate," writes Dodd (What Does It Look Like?), after Dog has accumulated three other spots of, respectively, red jam, blue paint and grass stain. "The boy gives Dog a chocolaty pat but no chocolate. Now Dog has five spots." After a recap of all the pooch's spots, and a bath by Dog's owner (who accidentally added the 10th spot of purple marker), Dog returns to his natural look, with that one original spot, cuddled contentedly in his basket and dreaming of multicolored bones. Dog's zaftig physique and wide-eyed good humor are doggone charming, while the combinations of thick, scraggly black outlines and dense swathes of digitally applied candy-color make every encounter with a new spot pop off the page. Ages 2-5. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 March)
PreS-Gr 1-This book pulls together colors, counting, sounds, and the simple adventures of a lovable pup. Dog, who is white with one black spot on his ear, spends the day from breakfast to bedtime getting into mischief and into a variety of cumulative messes. Red jam gives him two additional spots; blue paint, three; green grass, four; and so on, until he is covered with 10 spots of various colors, each of which makes a unique sound as it hits his coat: "swish," "splosh," "splurt." When he is given a bath at last, he is clean and single-spotted, and he crawls into bed to dream of colorful bones. Dodd's full-page cartoon illustrations with computer-assisted hues are vibrant, snappy, and exciting. Placement of text, sound words, and goofy Dog himself on each page is humorous and satisfying. A multifaceted concept book and a charming story to boot.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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