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Bailey
by Harry Bliss

Overview - Meet Bailey, a dog who surprises and charms his fellow human classmates with his irrepressible antics.
Follow Bailey the dog as he gets ready and goes to school. Should he wear the red or blue collar? Both are so fashionable Will he be late? That squirrel is a distraction And what about Bailey's homework?
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Overview
Meet Bailey, a dog who surprises and charms his fellow human classmates with his irrepressible antics.
Follow Bailey the dog as he gets ready and goes to school. Should he wear the red or blue collar? Both are so fashionable Will he be late? That squirrel is a distraction And what about Bailey's homework? Would you believe he ate it? That is what dogs do, after all.
In this funny new book from the best selling children's illustrator Harry Bliss, school proves to be an unexpected place for Bailey to do all sorts of things he loves: reading, fetching, painting, digging, singing - and making friends

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545233446
  • ISBN-10: 0545233445
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-06-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Bliss's engaging vignettes follow Bailey the flop-eared hound as he trundles through a day at school. He's not like Mary's little lamb—he's a regular attendee. Rather than giving Bailey human characteristics, Bliss (Luke on the Loose) finds laughs in Bailey's irrepressibly doggy nature. Bailey can't speak, so his thoughts appear in balloons, just like those of his human classmates; when he rides the school bus, he sticks his snout out the window and thinks, "Faster! Faster!" Naturally, he's eaten his own homework ("Next time, try a banana," the school's male nurse advises when Bailey shows up with a stomachache). His school report is on FDR's dog Fala (Bliss prompts those who don't recognize the name with a student's thought bubble, "Oh! He's that man on the dime!"), and he howls through chorus practice. There's no tension to the story; Bailey transgresses, but the kids tolerate canine faults like digging through the cafeteria garbage, and the teacher wakes him when he naps. It's fine low-key entertainment, and Bailey's trials will elicit empathy and giggles from school-aged readers. Ages 3–6. (Aug.)

 
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