City Dog by Karla KuskinCity Dog by Karla Kuskin

City Dog

byKarla Kuskin

Paperback | March 23, 1998

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The city dog runs, sniffs, and explores the unfamiliar countryside for the first time.
Karla Kuskin in the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than forty books for young readers, including City Dog, a New York Times Notable Book and a John Burroughs Outstanding Nature Book for Children. The winner of the prestigious NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, Ms. Kuskin's work has been widely anthologize...
Title:City DogFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.5 × 9.75 × 0.14 inPublished:March 23, 1998Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395900166

ISBN - 13:9780395900161

Appropriate for ages: 4


From Our Editors

The author's evocative verse follows the city dog as she explores the countryside, so different from her home in the crowded city. Brightly colored illustrations by the author capture the excitement of the dog discovering new sights, sounds, and smells for the first time.

Editorial Reviews

The mixed-meter, rhymed verse is a joy to read aloud and strong enough to stand on its own without illustration. The complete running text of the poem is appended." Booklist, ALA"A city dog gets a dream holiday in the country, and the reader gets a verbal and visual romp." The New York Times"A noted poet takes young readers along on a city dog's first trip to the country. The animal barely knows what to do with her freedom-she walks, she barks, she runs with abandon. . . . Kuskin's watercolor-and-ink drawings are childlike and simple. The soft pastel colors, with deeper shadings, add visual impact to the lines. Short portions of the lilting text are set in or beneath each of the illustrations, and are easily visible through the use of large type. . . . Replete with the imageryone has come to expect from Kuskin, this story in verse is a treat." School Library Journal "