Merci Mister Dash!

Merci Mister Dash!

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Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks in the park, stamp-collecting, and a passion for flowers. But the well-ordered household is turned on its head whenever Madame Croissant's granddaughter, Daphne, comes to visit. She's as wild as Mr. Dash is courtly, and she makes the poor dog's life miserable. But when she finds herself in real trouble, Mr. Dash proves that he is not only well-mannered but as brave as any knight. Merci Mister Dash! is not only a hilarious salute to common courtesy, it will appeal to dog lovers and to anyone who is trying to civilize an untamed creature - of any kind.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 211 x 260 x 10mm | 378g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0887769640
  • 9780887769641
  • 2,461,292

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Praise for Merci Mister Dash! by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Esperança Melo: ..".Brightly colored acrylic paintings show Mr. Dash at his best...."
-Kirkus Reviews
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- Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal

"This first book in the Great Idea Series is a picture-perfect introduction to biographies for beginning readers."
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About Monica Kulling

MONICA KULLING was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. A poet, she has also published many books for children. Best known for her clear and engaging biographies, she has tackled subjects ranging from Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry Houdini. Her books It's A Snap! George Eastman's First Photograph and All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine, illustrated by Bill Slavin, were the first two books in Tundra's Great Idea Series. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto, Ontario. ESPERANÇA MELO was born in the Azores, but she currently lives in Millbrook, Ontario. She is a graduate of Sheridan College's Animation Program and the Graphic Design Program at George Brown College. She also studied oil painting, life drawing, and sculpture at the Ontario College of Art. She has been a graphic and book designer for several years and has illustrated various children's books. Her picture book Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, which she co-illustrated with Bill Slavin, was the recipient of the Ontario Library Association's Blue Spruce Award and the Chocolate Lily Award.
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Rating details

33 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 27% (9)
4 27% (9)
3 36% (12)
2 6% (2)
1 3% (1)

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Reason for Reading: I've read quite a number of the author's books, but they've been mostly her biographical works and I thought I'd take a look at what else she does. Mister Dash is a darling! He is a very cultivated dog. He may be a mixture of this and that and certainly has no pedigree but that hasn't stopped him from honing his sense of a stylish wardrobe and manners fit for civilized company. The only problem is that the company he and his owner Madame Croissant get regularly is every Sunday, her granddaughter, who is more wild beast than civilized company. Mister Dash doesn't like Daphne and usually escapes before her arrival to spend the day reading the paper in the park but today Daphne arrives and grabs him before he's even had a chance. And so Mister Dash must spend the day in the clutches of a rambunctious little girl all day. This is a cute story. First, there is a small opportunity to learn a bit about France and French; Madame Croissant owns a little boutique that sells all things French and there are a couple of French words in the story. Plus if the reader knows French they can explain why Madame calls Daphne her "little cabbage". But most of all the story gives plenty of opportunity to talk about manners and behaviour. Daphne is not a bad child, she is simply full of zest, yet she certainly takes all the energy out of poor Mr. Dash after one day. The story is funny too and this is really brought to life with the gorgeous illustrations by Ms. Melo. The look on Mr. Dash's face as he has to suffer the indignity of popcorn landing on his head is priceless. A story that will really appeal to dog lovers and owners of rambunctious little girls.show more
by Nicola Mansfield
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