Friday, February 24, 2012

Children's Book Review: Bark, George

Bark, George

Bark, George
Written by:  Jules Feiffer
Published by: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999
32 pages

What's going on with George? Young readers will find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer who has won numerous prizes for his work, including the Pulitzer. 

*  Published over ten years ago, I can't believe that I hadn't heard of this book until recently.  This story is about a dog named George who can't seem to bark, but does make some other funny noises.  His mom takes him to the vet to try to see what's wrong. My kids thought this book was funny.  My son would laugh and say, "He's silly.  Dogs don't say "meow" cats do!" This picture book has won multiple awards including the 2000 Notable Children's Book and the 2000 Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book.  The illustrations are colorful and the story is really appealing to young kids.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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