I'm My Own Dog

I'm My Own Dog

Book - 2014 | 1st ed.
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Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein has fans at his command with this comical dog's-eye view of having a best friend.

Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can't reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it. And the poor little fella follows him home. What can the dog do but get a leash to lead the guy around with? Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763661397
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Alternative Title: I am my own dog


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AL_STEFFEN Feb 01, 2017

I love this author-illustrator. This is a fun book for families with a dog.
Who trains who?

AL_JANETW Dec 09, 2016

This funny dog does his own thing. He doesn't need humans. He throws his own ball and takes himself for a walk. But he finally relents and adopts a human. They turn out to be good for some things.

Jan 29, 2015

This dog is nobody's pet, thankyouverymuch. He even fetches his own slippers! But he's not a mean guy, so when a poor sad human follows him home, he has to reorganize his life a little. Love the attitude on this canine, love the deadpan humor of his narration.

Lisa_P Jan 22, 2015

This book is both hysterical and heart warming. If your kids share their lives with a strong willed dog they must share this book with him/her.

ChristchurchKids Sep 23, 2014

Oozing with self-assurance, a happily grinning bulldog declares his own independence: "Nobody owns me. I own myself." He chews his own slippers, rolls over at his own command, and fetches his own sticks. But after he lets a human scratch a hard-to-reach spot on his back, the dog allows the human to follow him home. ("I felt sorry for him.") Scribbly yet expressive illustrations depict the dog's patience with the human (who doesn't even know how to find squirrels!) and the comfortable friendship that develops between them. For an even sillier take on human-animal role reversal, check out Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown.

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