I am the Dog, I am the Cat: 05/15/10
I am the Dog, I am the Cat by Donald Hall was one of Harriet's library choices. It's a free verse alternating voice story told by a dog and a cat. Think of it as a call and response or a dialogue between two unlikely friends.
Donald Hall is a well known poet who has also written eleven children's books. I am the Dog, I am the Cat is his fifth such book. His skill as a poet comes through when the book is read aloud (as all picture books are in this family).
For instance, the dog brags:
Coupled with Halls' poetry are Barry Moser's gorgeous illustrations that are lifelike and full of warmth. We had a few flips through the book just to admire the pictures.
I am the Dog, I am the Cat is a perfect picture book for preschoolers who are growing up with cats and dogs.
Comment #1: Sunday, May, 16, 2010 at 07:20:30
What a fun book! I have a dog and used to have a few cats. They're all fabulous in their own ways!
Comment #2: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 22:05:27
I've had dogs and cats living together in the past. Right now I have just the one cat.