A great big, lovable dog named Ernie barks at everything, so his owners do not pay much attention when he barks, even louder than ever, at the sneaky orange cat that moves in next door. By the author-illustrator of Tom's Fish.
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PreSchool-Grade 1-Twisting the old "boy who cried wolf" theme with a bit of humorous irony, Coffelt deftly devises a modern canine fable. When his owners resort to wearing earmuffs to block out Ernie's continual barking, the big shaggy dog's "woofs" warning of the "horrible, sneaky orange cat" not only go unnoticed, but also cause him ultimately to lose his bark. His silence is met with praise and Ernie learns to save his barks for "important events," well...usually. Bold, full-color oil pastels romp across large two-page spreads, sometimes creatively sliced for fast action. Ernie's extended family includes a game-playing, stair-running granny and a dad involved in his children's activities. The large format is ideal for group reading.
Claudia Cooper, Ft. Stockton Independent School District, TX
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Ages 4^-6. A lively, funny takeoff on the boy who cried wolf. Never stingy with his voice, canine Ernie barks at everything. To drown out the noise, his family put on earmuffs. As a result, nobody hears the sly orange cat from next door coming to tease. Nobody hears Ernie either as he barks and barks away his voice. As it turns out, his laryngitis proves worthwhile, because by the time he gets his barker back, he's figured out how best to use it: Watch out, pussycat! The simple, graphic quality of the outlined picture shapes, which call to mind kids' own artwork, will have strong appeal for children, and the thickly applied oil pastels, revealing the black paper underneath, are full of intriguing texture. A great book for lap sharing, especially if there's a dog around to listen in. Stephanie Zvirin
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Book Description Harcourt, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152002014
Book Description Harcourt, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152002014
Book Description Harcourt, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0152002014