Be Brown!

Bottner, Barbara

Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 0142400289 / ISBN 13: 9780142400289
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Synopsis: "Sit! Stay! Be quiet!" Why won?t this bad dog behave? When the little boy says "sit!" he jumps. When the boy yells "stay!" he leaps off after a squirrel. And when the boy tosses a stick to "fetch!" the little brown dog rolls over. Will this dog with a mind of his own ever pay attention to the little boy? If only the boy could think of just the right command.... Hilarious illustrations bring this sweet story vividly to life as boy and dog both learn the importance of being themselves.

From School Library Journal: Preschool-Grade 1--The story of a little boy and his rambunctious, disobedient dog. Brown won't follow any of his young master's commands of "Sit," "Stay," or "Down." In fact, he does just the opposite, much to the child's frustration. Finally, as if inspired, the boy yells, "Be Brown!" This command elicits a joyous response from the animal and a relieved "Good dog" from the boy. In the spirit of David Shannon's No, David! (Scholastic, 1998), the book has one word per page, leaving the uncluttered, expressive illustrations to expand on the story. The boy's bulging eyes; wide, large, open mouth; and unruly red hair give him the look of any youngster fruitlessly chasing after something that is clearly too much for him. The child-sized dog bounds about the yard and house in total disregard for his young owner's words. A fun book for beginning readers and lap-time sharing that will elicit giggles all around.

Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY

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Title: Be Brown!
Publisher: Puffin
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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