The Very Very Very Long Dog

The Very Very Very Long Dog

3.39 (349 ratings by Goodreads)
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Bartelby is a very long and lovable dachshund who lives in a bookstore. He has a lovely set of friends who take him for walks through the city, but he has no idea that his bumbling backside eaves a trail of destruction and accidents behind him. Embarrassed that he has no control over his back end, Bartelby vows to never leave the cozy bookstore again. Can his friends help him find a way to help himself? This beautifully illustrated picture book features silly fun along with an important message: that we love our friends not in spite of their flaws, but because of them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations
  • 1492654450
  • 9781492654452
  • 472,756

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"The Very Very Very Long Dog" is a deftly written and beautifully illustrated picture book by Julia Patton featuring silly fun along with an important message for children ages 4 to 8: that we love our friends not in spite of their flaws, but because of them. Very highly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections" - Midwest Book Review "A sublimely silly book that children and dog lovers will enjoy reading again and again." - School Library Journal, Popular Pick "Patton (Drat That Fat Cat!) adeptly highlights the story's physical comedy, and Bartleby's scruffy fur and expressive, bugged-out eyes make him a sympathetic pup." - Publishers Weekly "Soft-focus, colored-pencil illustrations have a whimsical appeal, with amusing expressions for Bartelby and a multiethnic cast of characters." - Kirkus Reviews "Author and illustrator Julia Patton's The Very Very Very Long Dog is sure to delight all young readers with its heartwarming story of friendship and unique illustrations. This is an adorable story about an adorable dog and his wonderful friends" - Shelf Awareness Pro
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349 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 11% (40)
4 32% (113)
3 41% (144)
2 13% (46)
1 2% (6)
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