Bark, George

Bark, George

Book - 1999
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Named one of 100 Great Children's Books by The New York Public Library and #9 on School Library Journal's list of the Top 100 Picture Books!

From acclaimed author-illustrator Jules Feiffer, Bark, George is a hilarious, subversive story about a dog who can't . . . bark! This picture book geared for the youngest readers is perfect for those who love Mo Willems's Pigeon series.

When George's mother tells her son to bark, George goes "Meow," which definitely isn't right because George is a dog. When she asks him again, he goes "Oink." What's going on with George? Readers will delight at the surprise ending!

Plus don't miss Jules Feiffer's wonderful new follow-up: Smart George!

ALA Booklist Editors' Choice | Maryland Children's Book Award | Parents' Choice Silver Honor | Keystone to Reading Book Award (Pennsylvania) | Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award | Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota) | Florida Children's Book Award | Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book | Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio) | Arizona Young Readers' Award | ALA Notable Children's Book

"Feiffer's characters are unforgettable...the pictures burst with the sort of broad physical comedy that a lot of children just love. It all makes for a witty, laugh-out-loud play on the old favorite about the old lady who swallowed a fly." --ALA Booklist *(Starred Review)*

"Young readers will roar with laughter at this slapstick farce." --School Library Journal *(Starred Review)*

Publisher: [New York?] : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062051851
Branch Call Number: FEI STORIES
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 29 cm.


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Oct 09, 2020

George's mom just wants him to bark like a dog but ends up making all of these other animal sounds! Find out why in this hilarious and classic read!

So much fun to read all the different animal sounds. And children love to help make those sounds! They don't all understand the joke at the end, but that doesn't stop them from enjoying the book anyway!

Greene_CaitlinW May 01, 2020

This is one of my all-time favorite read-aloud books for storytime! Children will quickly catch on to the pattern and will be delighted to predict what happens next. The ending leaves room for excellent speculation.

Oct 29, 2019

This book is completely delightful and fun for adults, and it made my kids laugh a lot.

ArapahoeMaryA Jul 26, 2019

Bark, George is a clever and interactive read-aloud. The unexpected ending will make you giggle.

VaughanPLKelly Apr 01, 2019

Why can't George bark? This is a fun picture book to read out loud.

Jan 31, 2019

This is a great book for teachers. I used it to teach my students inferencing. Its a funny and useful resource.

IndyPL_LindsayH Jan 11, 2019

This book will have all ages laughing their heads off! Little George has gotten himself in a pickle that his mother can`t believe. It`s a great read-aloud that contains tons of potential for interaction with a group of kids from toddler through kindergarten age. The kids and adults
will be oinking, mooing and quacking along.

DCLkids May 02, 2018

Fun book to share about a dog who can't bark, or can he!

jamormi Nov 07, 2017

My little one loves this book because of the fun animal noises, just like he loves Old McDonald Had a Farm. I still want to know how this little puppy can eat a (SPOILER)


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