If You Were a Dog

By SWENSON, Jamie A.

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ISBN
9780374335304
Publisher
Farrar


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2014  |  Preschool to Grades 4

PreS-Gr 2—This book's cover art, depicting a child thinking about a dog, is indicative of this playful journey through the animal world. Swenson asks readers to imagine themselves as several different animals, including a dinosaur, a bug, and a bird, and decide how that creature's qualities would appeal to them. For instance, would the child like to be a "sea-sparkler; ocean-swimming, coral-peeker;/wave-jumping,/flash-of-color; toe-nibbler,/faster-than-the-big...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

Not so much a story as an imaginative survey of creatures great and small, this book presents a variety of animals just being themselves. Swenson's playful direct-address text is chock-full of sound effects ("Arrrrrrooooooooooooo!") and rollicking rhythms that beg to be read aloud. Opening lines ask, "If you were a dog, would you be a speedy-quick, / Lickety-sloppidy, / scavenge-the-garbage, / frisbee-catching, / hot-dog stealing, / pillo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

"If you were a dog, would you be a speedy-quick, / Lickety-sloppidy, / scavenge-the-garbage, / frisbee-catching, / hot-dog stealing, / pillow-hoggin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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