Dear Dog and Cat Lovers,
Dan Santat‘s cover illustration caught my eye quickly. How can a dog be in charge? The book, Dog in Charge, is full of mischievous fun. Do you have a dog? How about a cat? Does your dog obey? Cats certainly don’t; they just have a mind of their own (at least mine does).
In this book by K.L. Going, Dog is put in charge of FIVE cats while the family goes to the store. Yep! You guessed it. Mayhem, disaster, chaos hits the house.
The good dog, smart, dog, the very best dog does his best to keep order as each cat disappears for fun. One topples mile; another powders the dresser; flowerpots break. Can you imagine it? Everywhere good dog looks, he is met with a “I’m-in-charge-of-myself” cat-titude.
Trust me, you will have fun reading this book. And, while your reading, think of adventures your dog or cat have while you are away. It definitely made me wonder what my cat, Kippy, does all day long. It will definitely give you something to write about! I wonder if this happened to the author. Hmmm….
Cuddling with my cat,
Savorings in reading and in writing for Dog in Charge:
- Personification – you will feel empathy for the dog
- Comic frame layout
- Repeating structure and lines
- Onomatopoeia – “Kerplooie! went the clothes.”
- Every day happening – pets and their adventures