Good Boy, Fergus

Awards:   Commended for Gryphon Award 2007 Short-listed for Colorado Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2008 Winner of Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Grades K-2) 2008 Winner of Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Gold) 2006
Author:   David Shannon ,  David Shannon
Publisher:   Scholastic
ISBN:  

9780439490276


Pages:   36
Publication Date:   01 April 2006
Recommended Age:   From 3 To 6
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Good Boy, Fergus


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Awards

  • Commended for Gryphon Award 2007
  • Short-listed for Colorado Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2008
  • Winner of Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Grades K-2) 2008
  • Winner of Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Gold) 2006

Overview

Meet Fergus, Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon's new canine star. Much like Shannon's beloved characters David and Alice, the adorable Fergus is always getting into trouble! Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day - well, except for his bath, of course! From chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favourite 'tickle spot', Fergus will inspire young readers to laugh out loud at his mischievous antics!

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Author:   David Shannon ,  David Shannon
Publisher:   Scholastic
Imprint:   Scholastic Press
Dimensions:   Width: 22.50cm , Height: 0.30cm , Length: 28.50cm
Weight:   0.440kg
ISBN:  

9780439490276


ISBN 10:   0439490278
Pages:   36
Publication Date:   01 April 2006
Recommended Age:   From 3 To 6
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Booklist Shannon, David. Good Boy, Fergus! Mar. 2006. 40p. illus. Scholastic/Blue Sky, $15.99 (0-439-49027-8).<br>K-Gr. 2. Fergus is a West Highland terrier, sort of an antihero to Rosemary Well's doggie, McDuff. He goes wild when he sees a cat, won't come when he's called, eats the daisies, and puddles in the wrong places. Of course, he's not entirely to blame; his unseen master is the sort who tells him not to beg then slips him a tidbit, and puts whipped cream in his food bowl after the original offering gets only a disdainful sniff. This book is all about the impressive, oversize visuals--pictures that show the adorable doggie in full canine-caper mode: leaping, chasing, digging, not rolling over on command. And the expressions on Fergus' face perfectly mirror those of many pets who have the innocent look down pat: Who me? However, the best audience for this will be children old enough (or experienced enough with dogs) to catch the humor. Fergus has made cameo appearances in other Shannon books. Come to think of it, maybe he's not so much a counterpoint to McDuff as he is Shannon's David in fur. --Ilene Cooper <br>Kirkus<br>GOOD BOY, FERGUS!<br>Author: Shannon, David <br>Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. In this offering, the unnamed narrator (an adult male) attempts to discipline his dog, Fergus, who could be a shaggy version of No, David! (1998), but the little pup clearly has the upper hand in the household. The owner tells Fergus what to do, but each time the dog does just as he pleases until the owner caves in, rewarding Fergus with the refrain, Good boy, Fergus! Readers see Fergus right at his level as he goes through his day and at each activity finds a new sort of mischief or a new way to be pampered by his adoring owner. Preschoolers will enjoy the large-format full of over-sized text and hysterical pi


Booklist Shannon, David. Good Boy, Fergus! Mar. 2006. 40p. illus. Scholastic/Blue Sky, $15.99 (0-439-49027-8).K-Gr. 2. Fergus is a West Highland terrier, sort of an antihero to Rosemary Well's doggie, McDuff. He goes wild when he sees a cat, won't come when he's called, eats the daisies, and puddles in the wrong places. Of course, he's not entirely to blame; his unseen master is the sort who tells him not to beg then slips him a tidbit, and puts whipped cream in his food bowl after the original offering gets only a disdainful sniff. This book is all about the impressive, oversize visuals--pictures that show the adorable doggie in full canine-caper mode: leaping, chasing, digging, not rolling over on command. And the expressions on Fergus' face perfectly mirror those of many pets who have the innocent look down pat: Who me? However, the best audience for this will be children old enough (or experienced enough with dogs) to catch the humor. Fergus has made cameo appearances in other Shannon books. Come to think of it, maybe he's not so much a counterpoint to McDuff as he is Shannon's David in fur. --Ilene Cooper KirkusGOOD BOY, FERGUS!Author: Shannon, David Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. In this offering, the unnamed narrator (an adult male) attempts to discipline his dog, Fergus, who could be a shaggy version of No, David! (1998), but the little pup clearly has the upper hand in the household. The owner tells Fergus what to do, but each time the dog does just as he pleases until the owner caves in, rewarding Fergus with the refrain, Good boy, Fergus! Readers see Fergus right at his level as he goes through his day and at each activity finds a new sort of mischief or a new way to be pampered by his adoring owner. Preschoolers will enjoy the large-format full of over-sized text and hysterical pi


Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. In this offering, the unnamed narrator (an adult male) attempts to discipline his dog, Fergus, who could be a shaggy version of No, David! (1998), but the little pup clearly has the upper hand in the household. The owner tells Fergus what to do, but each time the dog does just as he pleases until the owner caves in, rewarding Fergus with the refrain, Good boy, Fergus! Readers see Fergus right at his level as he goes through his day and at each activity finds a new sort of mischief or a new way to be pampered by his adoring owner. Preschoolers will enjoy the large-format full of over-sized text and hysterical pictures of the disobedient dog who gets his way every time, right down to holding out for whipped cream on top of his dog food. Yes, Fergus! (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)


Author Information

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair. He lives in California with his family.

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