Dog in Charge

Dog in Charge

Book - 2012
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When his human family goes to the store, Dog is left in charge of five wiley cats
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012
ISBN: 9780803734791
Branch Call Number: PIC Going
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan - Illustrator


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ArapahoeKati Mar 06, 2017

Love the illustrations! Reminds me of Disney.

Sep 20, 2016

This book is both a riot as it is adorable. As a bulldog owner too, I loved the way Dog was portrayed simply because the art got the mannerisms so perfect. A really funny book to read to your children!

forbesrachel Dec 04, 2013

While the humans are away, the cats will play...and the dogs will just sit and stay. But this dog has been placed in charge, and boy does he have trouble keeping up with these five rascals. As he moves from room to room, he discovers each cat in the process of making a mess. Sounds like "swish" and "fwomp" accompany every action, which are drawn in a dramatic way. All of dogs expressions too are exaggerated in a very cartoonish style. The story has a simple panel format, and paces itself to achieve maximum impact for its humour and conclusion.

Dog tries every command he knows, but "sit", "come" and the others have no effect on his kitty companions. Eventually he tires himself out, and while the cats may be different from their canine friend, they do love him, so things end with a sweet and satisfying conclusion.

Both in written and visual content, Dog in Charge is of the highest quality, and can be enjoyed by all ages.

nypl_morningside_heights Nov 09, 2013

fun read aloud

Greg_library Dec 10, 2012

I enjoyed both the story and the illustrations. Well-suited for a read-aloud to the children. Parents are likely to be amused by (and can probably relate to) Dog's attempts to corral the cats when they refuse to "sit" and "stay". It's not a story with a defined moral, but still entertaining.

Jun 25, 2012

The expressive illustrations and comic book-inspired style help this dog and cat story rise above the pack. Repetition and rhythm make for an excellent read aloud for as young as 3 (one-on-one, 4+ in a group), the characters, style, and joyful disasters help it stretch as old as 7.


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Greg_library Dec 10, 2012

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

Jun 25, 2012

MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7


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Greg_library Dec 10, 2012

"We will sit and we will stay" thought Dog


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