Little Dog Poems

Little Dog Poems

Hardcover(Library Binding)



From cold-nose wake-up to bedtime with a Little Dog-shaped lump under the covers, a day that a little girl spends with her Little Dog is recounted in thirty short, playful poems and enchanting watercolor illustrations. Little Dog protects the little girl from vacuum cleaners and beetles, chases cats, digs up flowers, and waits hopefully as kitchen preparations take place and as popcorn is eaten. The little girl, who loves Little Dog enough to "bake / birthday cookies with / liver powder," retrieves tennis balls, brings home a present from the pet store, and observes how little a wet Little Dog becomes at bath time. A perfect introduction to the pleasures of poetry, this beguiling volume belongs on every young dog lover's bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395822661
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

June Otani was a children’s book illustrator and printmaker. She passed away in 2012.

Kristine O'Connell George  is an acclaimed poet who conducts poetry workshops for children and teachers. She is the author of several books of poetry for young people, including Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems and The Great Frog Race, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She lives with her family in Southern California. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @Kristine_George. 

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Little Dog Poems 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
katieginn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has 30 short poems about a young terrier. Children can not only learn about poetry as well as dogs. Cute engaging book.
RobertaRogers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is full of little short poems about dogs. For example, one poem was about how a dogs wet nose is better than any alarm clock. I thought this book was excelent. The poems were exactly how I feel about my dogs and I really liked how they were short and straight to the point. I would use this book in my classroom in the library and as a read aloud. I can invove my students with these poems. I can ask them questions about the poem. It would be helpful if you were doing poetry they had different types of poetry through out the book and if you were doing dogs.