Dogku

Dogku

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
When a homeless dog shows up at the back door, a family takes him in, feeds and bathes him, and names him Mooch, but as the day draws to a close, the kids await to see if Mooch will be allowed to become a new member of the family.

Baker
& Taylor

A haiku poem about a loveable dog.
Walking up to the backdoor of a friendly home, a stray pooch is given a bath, some food, and a lot of love by its three young inhabitants, but as the day draws to a close, the kids know that it is up to their father to make the decision and so, with Mooch by their side, they await to see if their little visitor will be allowed to become a new member of the family.

Simon and Schuster
A tale in haiku
of one adorable dog.
Let’s find him a home.

Wandering through the neighborhood in the early-morning hours, a stray pooch follows his nose to a back-porch door. After a bath and some table scraps from Mom, the dog meets three lovable kids. It’s all wags and wiggles until Dad has to decide if this stray pup can become the new family pet. Has Mooch finally found a home? Told entirely in haiku by master storyteller Andrew Clements, this delightful book is a clever fusion of poetry and puppy dog.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2006], c2007
ISBN: 9780689858239
Branch Call Number: J 811.54 Cleme
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Tim

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skyekilaen
Sep 07, 2016

I brought this book home with an agenda. I want to get my seven year old interested in writing haiku. He already loves books of poetry about dogs (despite not liking dogs that much), so I figured he'd be a sucker for this one. It's only been a couple of days and I haven't caught him writing any haiku yet, but he was absolutely spellbound while I was reading the book. It's the classic "stray dog finds a home" tale, with a cute mutt drawn so well by Bowers, you almost want to pet him. Clements has a short, encouraging author's note in the back explaining haiku for kids who want to try it out.

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MizMollyMae
May 05, 2013

Precious and fun. A whole book with a haiku on each page plus great illustrations. I probably enjoyed this more than my kid did.

YogiMumma Aug 26, 2012

Kids weren't enthused but we adults liked it.

samdog123 Mar 27, 2008

Really cute book about a mutt who gets adopted by a family.

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