Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
#9 on School Library Journal's list of the Top 100 Picture Books
Named one of 100 Great Children's Books by The New York Public Library
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 delight at the surprise ending!
ALA Booklist Editors' Choice | Maryland Children's Book Award | Parents' Choice Silver Honor | Keystone to Reading Book Award (Pennsylvania) | Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award | Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota) | Florida Children's Book Award | Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book | Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio) | Arizona Young Readers' Award | ALA Notable Children's Book
"Feiffer's characters are unforgettable...the pictures burst with the sort of broad physical comedy that a lot of children just love. It all makes for a witty, laugh-out-loud play on the old favorite about the old lady who swallowed a fly." -ALA Booklist *(Starred Review)*
"Young readers will roar with laughter at this slapstick farce." --School Library Journal *(Starred Review)*
CRITICS HAVE SAID
- A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams
- Lichtenheld’s detailed and textured illustrations, rendered in wax oil pastels on vellum paper, perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details. …Recommended for vehicle- and bedtime-themed storytimes, this is sure to be a hit with truck-loving preschoolers.
–School Library Journal
- If your little reader is mad for trucks, you must get this gem of a book!
IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, THEN TRY:
- McMullan, Kate and Jim McMullan. I Stink! Joanna Cotler, 2002.
- Barton, Chris and Tom Lichtenheld. Shark vs. Train. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010.
- Gormley, Greg and Roberta Angaramo. Dog in Boots. Holiday House, 2011.