Dog in Charge by K. L. Going

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When the going gets tough, Dog . . . takes a nap

Dog can Sit.
He can Stay.
He can even Dance.
But when he's in charge, can he keep the cats in line?
All one, two, three, four, five of them?

Illustrated by Caldecott winner, Dan Santat, and packed full of slapstick silliness and utterly earnest charm, Dog will quickly wiggle his way into preschoolers' hearts.


About K. L. Going

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K. L. Going ( received a Printz Honor for her young adult novel Fat Kid Rules the World. This is her very first picture book. She lives in Glen Spey, New York.Dan Santat ( is the award-winning author/illustrator of several picture books. He lives in Southern California.
Published May 10, 2012 by Dial Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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Printz Honor-winner Going turns from teens and preteens to preschoolers in her picture-book debut.

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Publishers Weekly

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He benevolently eyes the five cats, and a thought-bubble shares his optimism: “First we will sit and then we will stay.” The cats have other plans, though, swiftly dispersing to wreak havoc on the kitchen counters and in the sooty fireplace (“ ‘Out,’ barked Dog.

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City Book Review

So Dog gets more treats when family comes home, and he calls the cats, “Smart Cats.

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Palatine Public Library

Dog can sit, stay, and even dance in a circle--all of which make him a Very Good Dog, indeed.

Jun 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Dog in Charge

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