Planet Of The Dogs

Summary:

Our story begins on the Planet of the Dogs, long before there were dogs on Earth. The Council of Elder Dogs learned that humans in Green Valley were, for the first time ever, becoming nervous about threats to their safety and tranquility. Fear was new to them. The Council of Elder Dogs agreed to send an army of skilled dogs to help earthlings to restore peace and tranquility in Green Valley.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is an imaginative and creative story which will fascinate dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike.

Content Awareness Factors:

The illustrations are appropriate but placement with text is sometimes confusing.
Student reviewer: It seems childish to me.


Young Reader Reaction

10YO: I picked this because I thought it would be interesting. I found it to be boring.
Student reviewer: I picked this book because the title sounded interesting. I thought it would be a family book, which was true. I did not like it, though, because I think it is really for younger or remedial readers.

Adult Reader Reaction

This is a great story for anyone who loves dogs. The pace is quick. The characters are believable and the “tweener” dialect make this a fun read. It is more a novelty read than a book that with serious interest in dogs or planets.

Young Reader Reaction

Student reviewer: I picked this book because the title sounded interesting. I thought it would be a family book, which was true. I did not like it, though, because I think it is really for younger or remedial readers.

Type of Book:
This is the first book in a series about dogs and the many ways they make life richer for all living species.
Educational Themes:

This book is book to be shared and the pleasure of reading something that really tickles your funny bone. Reading remains a high priority educational process and one that requires reading material that is interesting, educational, and fun to read, Planet Of The Dogs more than fills that requirement.

Reading Level:
5.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Read by an 10-year-old girl. She participated in a youth ministry project at Effort Baptist Church helping our Use Your ABCs project.To be read by: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Animal stories are generally well-received and fun to share with friends. This is no exception.
Student reviewer: Skip.

Title Planet of the Dogs
Author Robert McCarty
Publisher Barking Planet Productions © 2006
Illustrators Stella Mustanoja McCarty
ISBN 9780978692803
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Adventure, Fantasy
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