Why this book?
This book stars an adorable puppy named George. His mother has a simple request—she wants George to bark. But instead of arf, he says meow. The mother patiently explains, “No, George. Cats go meow. Dogs go arf.” George tries again (“Quack!”) and again (“Oink!”) and again. (“Moo!”)
Kids find this hilarious. Sometimes I’ll ask, “Do dogs go meow?” And they’ll cheer, “No!” And then I’ll say, “Who says meow?” Even the very youngest kids join in. Maybe they can’t quite talk yet, but they can clap and cheer when George finally gets it right.
This book has everything I love in a storytime book—short text, lots of humor, and fun surprises with each page turn.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
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…