City Dog by Karla Kuskin

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Evocative verse and brightly colored illustrations follow a city dog as she explores the countryside, so different from her home in the crowded city, and discovers new sights, sounds, and smells.
 

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Karla Kuskin was born in Manhattan on July 17, 1932. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Yale University in 1955. Her first book, Roar and More (1956), was the result of her senior graphic-arts project, for which she had to design and print a book on a small press. She was the author or illustrator of more than 50 children's books during her lifetime including In the Middle of the Trees (1958); The Rose on My Cake (1964); The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (1982); The Dallas Titans Get Ready for Bed (1986); Jerusalem, Shining Still (1987); City Dog (1994); The Upstairs Cat (1997); Moon, Have You Met My Mother? (2003); and Traces (2008). She died of cortical basal ganglionic degeneration on August 20, 2009 at the age of 77.
 
Published March 21, 1994 by Clarion Books. 30 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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her panoramic spreads underline the way the sudden spaciousness of the world gives the dog such an unwonted sense of freedom that ``she didn't know when to stop walking/she didn't know when to stop barking.'' Childlike, she explores both countryside and shore until ``everybody/(you and me)/went h...

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A shaggy, energetic pooch, accustomed to sidewalk outings, is thrilled by her first encounter with the countryside. The capering canine['s] joy is infectious, said PW. Ages 5-8. (Mar.)

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In this slim effort from the creator of the acclaimed The Philharmonic Gets Dressed , a shaggy, energetic pooch accustomed to sidewalk outings kicks up her paws when she is let loose in the countryside.

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A shaggy, energetic pooch, accustomed to sidewalk outings, is thrilled by her first encounter with the countryside.

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