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Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Author: Mike Boldt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Book theme: Cats
Street Date: November 4, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-4061
The differences between cats and dogs have never been funnier! In this hilarious new picture book from the illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog, a little girl really, really wants a dog . . . but gets a cat instead! "Look what I got for my birthday! A pet dog!" says a little girl holding a . . . cat? Rocky doesn't listen or obey like all the other dogs. (Because Rocky is a cat.) And Rocky hates her leash and doesn't seem to like other dogs. (Probably because Rocky is a cat.) And rather than play fetch, Rocky prefers to . . . lick between her toes? Ew. Rocky is a bad "dog"! BUT Rocky doesn't bark, and is so cute when she sleeps in sunny spots. Maybe Rocky IS a good dog? (Or, you know, maybe Rocky is a cat.) Cat lovers and dog lovers alike will howl with laughter at this little girl's willful insistence that her cat is a dog. The hilarious ways in which cats and dogs are different are brilliantly illuminated with each turn of the page and will leave young readers and their grown-ups giggling. Reviewers love Bad Dog "Boldt's tale of a bad dog will have young audiences hollering (and giggling). . . . A funny little tale of pet love."--Kirkus "it's fun to be a spectator at this battle of wills"--Publishers Weekly
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