The Very Greedy Dog
. Dominie Press . Carlsbad, Calif.
Dom 1 .
PZ8.2.T787 Ve 1999 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is identical with a copy already in the collection except that it is a fourth rather than a third printing. It is in better condition than the earlier copy. 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).