The Very Greedy Dog
. Dominie Press . Carlsbad, Calif.
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PZ8.2.T787 Ve 1999 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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I am surprised that I have never run into this series of ten books before. I wrote the publisher yesterday to ask about the set. Sixteen pages. This version starts with a farmer giving a dog meat and the greedy dog already responding I want more! This dog steals the cats' milk and the hens' grain and the horses' oats. Finally the farmer gives the dog a huge bone. The best picture of the book occurs as the dog goes over a nicely bowed bridge and sees his reflection perfectly in the water. A selection of this picture is rightly chosen to appear also on the cover. When the dog looked down into the water afterwards, all he could see was a very sad dog with no bone at all (15). An old crow watching comments Greedy folk often lose what they have! (16). Formerly owned by Dickinson Elementary School in DePere, WI.