for Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer
When a mother dog gives her puppy the command to bark, he meows instead. Then he quacks, oinks, moos, and makes just about every animal noise except barking. His mother takes him to the vet who reaches deep into George's mouth and pulls out a cat, duck, pig, and cow. Feiffer skillfully balances predictability and surprise throughout the story which makes it story funny to children and adults alike. The spare text also leaves the story open to interpretation, particularly the meaning of the delightful twist at the end of the book. Honor Book, 2000 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 3-8)
CCBC Choices 2000. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000. Used with permission.
"Bark, George," says George's mother, and George goes: "Meow," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog.
And so is his mother, who repeats, "Bark, George." And George goes, "Quack, quack."
What's going on with George? Find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer.
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