I Want a Dog by Dayal Kaur KhalsaI Want a Dog by Dayal Kaur Khalsa

I Want a Dog

byDayal Kaur Khalsa

Paperback | July 19, 1999

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Every kid wants one, but few are as persistent and inventive about getting one – or a substitute for one – as little May. It seems to little May that everybody has a dog except her. She tries everything, even bringing one home, with no success. Then one day she accidentally discovers that a rollerskate can act like a dog, almost, so she works at acquiring the technical skill that will change it into one, almost. She leads it, walks it – at first timidly, then boldly – ties it up outside stores, takes it all the places a dog can go. In fact, she starts quite a fad on her street of rollerskate walking.

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Dayal Kaur Khalsa both wrote and illustrated picture books that celebrate the joys in life: the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the togetherness of a family holiday, the ingenuity of a girl who wants a dog, the thrill of discovering a new and delicious food. Her books have won numerous awards, including being chosen twice ...
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Title:I Want a DogFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8.27 × 4.6 × 0.1 inPublished:July 19, 1999Publisher:Tundra

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:088776326X

ISBN - 13:9780887763267

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoying the Process: I Want A Dog You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, try, try again you might enjoy yourself anyway. In a quiet explosion of colour, character and creativity, this book tells us how.
Date published: 2007-03-11

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May wants a puppy so badly that she'll do anything to prove she's up to the task. So when her parents refuse to get her a dog, May takes to creating an imaginary canine out of a roller skate just to prove to her parents that she can handle the responsibility. I Want a Dog is a wonderful picture book from Dayal Kaur Khalsa. Artistic illustrations work with an endearing story to create the children's book that has been honoured by everyone from the Governor General to Time Magazine. Your child will be delighted by May, whose story of responsibility will certainly inspire.

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“Very original and whimsical…the illustrations are beautiful, inspired.”
New York Times