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One day, Lily saw something WONDERFUL in her garden. It had four legs, a tail, and a big, wet nose...and Lily had ALWAYS wanted one!...

Title : Silly Doggy!
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ISBN : 9780545373234
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 34 Pages
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Silly Doggy! Reviews

  • babyhippoface
    2018-12-06 09:59

    First thought: "That is the cutest little girl I have ever seen."Second thought: "That is the cutest doggy bear I have ever seen."This book is adorable. Seriously. Supremely cute without being overly cute. Lily looks out her window one morning to see a big, brown, fuzzy doggy in her backyard. She is thrilled. She's always wanted a doggy. So Lily ties her scarf around the doggy's neck as a leash and spends the day playing with him. He's such a silly doggy, and Lily loves him. The doggy seems to enjoy being with Lily, too, but Mom (who is busy in the kitchen and doesn't even turn around) tells Lily that someone surely lost that doggy and wants him back, so no, she can't keep him. Lily makes a wonderful FOUND poster and posts it on a pole, secretly hoping no one will see it. But of course, someone does, and Lily is left alone and sad, without Doggy. But her sadness doesn't last long....Something I didn't even notice during my first hasty read-through was the end papers, but they are integral to the story. The end papers tip the reader off before the story even begins with a headline about the local zoo finding a hole in the fence and the announcement that several animals have escaped. I found this touch to be just right. There's no reader distraction, wondering how in the world a bear ended up in Lily's yard. We already know, thanks to those end papers. Very clever, Adam Stower. The closing end papers are just as clever. Well played, sir. I read this to Kindergarten classes today. Kids loved the surprise ending. I loved the surprise ending. I don't think there's anything about this book that I didn't like. Satisfying all around.

  • 78sunny
    2018-11-20 08:54

    German Version:"Dummer Schnuffi" ISBN: 978-3-468-21026-6 4,6 von 5 Sternen*Inhalt:*Die kleine Lily findet in ihrem Garten einen sehr großen Hund, zumindest glaubt sie es sei ein Hund. Eigentlich ist es aber ein Bär und das macht es natürlich nicht gerade einfach, dass Lily ihn gern behalten möchte.*Wie kam das Buch zu mir*Dieses Buch bekam ich über Lovelybooks für das Leseabenteuer – eine Leserunde. Ich nehme solche Bücher ja immer gern mit auf Arbeit (stationäre Jugendhilfeeinrichtung), da wir nur sehr wenig Bücher für unsere Knirpse habe.*Aufmachung/Qualität*Die Aufmachung ist spitze. Der Schutzumschlag ist gleichzeitig ein großes Poster. Das Buch an sich ist hochwertig verarbeitet und die Illustrationen sind super süß.*Meinung:*Meinung als Erwachsener/Pädagoge: (3,5/5)Die Zeichnungen sind sehr schön und niedlich. Jeder Erwachsene wird dahinschmelzen. Inhaltlich bin ich allerdings weniger begeistert gewesen. Die Geschichte ist sehr unrealistisch, was ja grundsätzlich völlig in Ordnung ist für ein Kinderbuch, aber selbst unseren Kindern fiel das auf. Die Zeichnungen waren unterschiedlich groß. Manche zogen sich über eine komplette Seite und auf der freien Seite standen dann ein, zwei Zeilen Text. Platztechnisch hätte man hier deutlich mehr nutzen können. Mein größtes Problem mit dem Buch war vor allem, dass es schwer war die Geschichte an sich vorzulesen, da es nicht nur fließenden Text gab, sondern auch Sprechblasen. Diese waren dann schwierig beim vorlesen einzubauen. Am Ende habe ich dann einfach nur noch erklärt was auf den Bildern war und das gefiel den Kindern am besten. Ein weiterer Punkt, der mich etwas gestört hat, war das Ende. Pädagogisch wertvoll würde ich das nicht nennen, da am Ende einfach ein 'Freund' durch einen anderen ersetzt wird. Da das Buch für 3 Jährige konzipiert sein soll, werde ich das mal so hinnehmen. Alles in allem ist es ein schönes Bilderbuch, dass allerdings besser nur mit fließendem Text oder nur mit Sprechblasen ausgestattet sein sollte. Zum einfachen durchblättern und erklären der Bilder war es aber gut geeignet. Das 3 Jährige die Geschichte tatsächlich verstehen, bezweifle ich.Meinung eines 2 ¾ jährigen Mädchens: (4,5/5)Sie verstand kaum etwas von der Geschichte, aber sie schaute sich gern die Bilder an und wurde animiert nachzufragen und nachzusprechen. Die Zeichnungen gefielen ihr sehr gut und sie musste lachen. Meinung eines 5 jährigen Mädchens: (2/5)Ihr gefiel die Geschichte nicht so gut. Bei bestimmten Szenen hatte sie Verständnisprobleme und erklärte immer wieder, dass dies oder das doch gar nicht so sein kann. Gerade hier fiel auf, dass es schwierig war den Sprechblasen-Text mit einzubauen. Es kamen mehrfach nachfragen, weil es nicht verständlich war, was gerade vermittelt werden sollte. Richtige Begeisterung kam bei ihr nicht auf, obwohl sie sonst fast jede Geschichte liebt und hundert mal hören möchte. Meinung eines 6 jährigen Jungen: (5/5)Hier war schon mehr Begeisterung zu sehen. Er lachte bei den Sprechblasen-Szenen und man merkte deutlich, dass es den Hintergrund verstand. Er äußerte mehrfach (auch an den folgenden Tagen) die Geschichte noch einmal hören zu wollen.Meinung eines 12 jährigen Mädchens: (5+/5)So und hier kommt nun die heiße Verfechterin dieses Buches, die mich davon überzeugte dem Buch doch bitte 5 Sterne zu geben. Sie liebte dieses Buch. Sie verstand natürlich die gesamte Geschichte, da sie 12 Jahre alt ist und mochte sogar das Ende, was ich persönlich ja nicht gut fand. „Ist doch witzig“ wurde ich aufgeklärt. Die Zeichnungen fand sie super süß und malte diese sogar nach. So und nun stehe ich also da und muss hier Sterne vergeben. Bei der Zielgruppe ist das Buch bei meinen Versuchen eher nicht so angekommen oder zumindest nicht so das es was mit der Geschichte zu tun hätte. Das die Zeichnungen wunderschön sind, darüber waren wir uns ja alle einig. Wie oben schon erwähnt, bin ich der Meinung, dass 3 Jährige die Geschichte nicht erfassen können, aber durchaus die Bilder schön finden können und genug gefesselt von ihnen sind, um dem Vorleser zuzuhören. Unsere Kinder sind meist sprachlich etwas entwicklungsverzögert, aber ansonsten altersgerecht entwickelt. Daran sollten die Verständnisprobleme also nicht liegen. Kurz zuvor hatten wir ja gerade „Die Tuschelmuscheln“ von Christian Noß gelesen und ich muss sagen, dass mir dieses Buch deutlich mehr gefallen hat und auch bei allen Kindern super ankam. Daher hätte ich diesem Buch eigentlich eher 4 Sterne gegeben, aber da unsere 12 Jährige so für das Buch in die Presche gesprungen ist, beuge ich mich ihrem Urteil. Bei der Altersempfehlung wäre ich aber eher vorsichtig. Ich würde es eher ab 4 oder 5 empfehlen.Zeichnungen 5+/5päd. Wertvoll 2/5Geschichte 4/5Aufbau/Lesefluss 2/5*Fazit:*4,6 von 5 SternenGrundsätzlich ist dies ein schönes Kinderbuch, aber der Textaufbau machte die Vermittlung der Geschichte schwierig. Als pädagogisch wertvoll würde ich das Buch nicht bezeichnen, aber es regt zum Betrachten der Bilder an und zum Nachfragen der Kinder. Eine Interaktion zwischen Kind und Leser wird daher angeregt, was ja auch positiv genutzt werden kann. Ich persönlich hätte dem Buch keine so hohe Wertung gegeben, aber ich habe mich hier der Kindermeinung gebeugt.Die Zeichnungen sind allerdings eine wahre Augenweide und somit ist das Buch auch etwas für Erwachsene, die Bilderbücher sammeln.

  • Deb
    2018-11-22 10:14

    This is a fun book with cute illustrations. My only caution would be to remind children not to approach strange animals who may appear in their backyard. It's also good to teach them the difference between fantasy and reality.

  • Douglas
    2018-11-18 04:01

    Good art, whimsical idea, fun! It has the "incredibly cute little girl having feelings is going to entertain you" problem, but otherwise a perfect, simple kids book.

  • Cosette
    2018-11-29 11:02

    Fun

  • Amy
    2018-12-01 03:59

    Silly and endearing.

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-25 08:51

    This book is fun and silly and a great read-aloud. (Although it is a bit long for a group story time). Perfect to read together and laugh with a preschooler.

  • Whole And
    2018-11-27 04:12

    A very funny tale of a little girl who finds animals in her backyard that she assumes are a doggy and a kitty until they must be returned to the zoo. What animals are there and how does it go with the little girl? Belly laugh all the way through the book and find out.

  • Elsie
    2018-11-21 08:45

    In the book, Silly Doggy!, Lily finds a new friend in her backyard. She always wanted a pet but never got her way. This time she was determined to keep her "doggy". This is a good read for ages 6-7 because of the creativity and placement of the words on the pages. The sentences go right along with the pictures. This is a good way for children to learn about following along with the sentence structure and the pictures. The plot structure is great because most children can relate to wanting a pet and not always getting your way. Children cannot always get what they want, which is a lesson that is needed to grow up and move on in life. Lily's mother wanted her 'doggy' to be found even though secretly Lily did not want to say goodbye. The story gives a good message about not always having what you want. However the story ends with a light hearted joke that now gives Lily another new pet "kitty". I believe to create a good experience with children reading, you should choose books that are easily relatable and can cause provoking thoughts about how to handle similar situations and become a better person afterwards.

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    2018-12-09 03:14

    Due to a gaping hole in the fence, the local zoo animals have escaped! A bear in particular has found his way into little Lily’s backyard. Confused over this wild animal’s true identity, Lily is thrilled to have a new pet who she names “doggy.” By tying her long, striped scarf around his neck to use as a leash, Lily happily goes about her day with her companion, although she is surprised by some of his moods (grumpy growls), inability to do any tricks, and raiding the fridge. But who is this silly doggy’s owner? Concerned that someone has lost their pet, Lily makes a flyer to post in the neighborhood: “Found! One very silly doggy!” When the zoo keeper pays a visit to Lily’s home to bring “doggy” back to his rightful place, Lily still dreams of having a pet of her own. A surprise ending leads us to Stower’s next book: “Naughty Kitty!” (an escaped tiger).Young children will love Lily’s fearlessness, have a chuckle over her mistake of confusing a bear with a dog, and will enjoy the author’s bright, expressive illustrations.Recommended for preschool thru grade 2.Reviewed by: Alyson D., Youth Services, Vernon Area Public Library

  • Jess Farabaugh
    2018-11-18 09:02

    Silly Doggy by Adam Stower is a humorous book for children ages 3 through 5 years old. This book is about a little girl named Lily and her new pet. When Lily looks out her bedroom window believes that she has found a lost loveable puppy, when in reality it is actually a lost and loveable very large bear. Lily and her Doggy become very best friends. Doggy is not like most dogs, he doesn’t eat his food, he cant do tricks and he does do anything Lilly tells him to do, but she still loves him. After spending a wonderful day together Lily’s mom tells her that she needs to find the lost dogs home. Lily creates a found dog poster about their wonderful day together. Sadly someone came to claim Doggy and Lily missed him very much, but you will never guess what she found in the garden the next morning! This is a great book for young readers in the classroom. It is a fun humorous way to get children involved with reading and listening.

  • Joella www.cinjoella.com
    2018-12-07 10:06

    Ha! This is another GREAT picture book! Seriously, you might want to go put this book on hold before you continue reading this book. It is one that you will want to read with your kiddo! Hurry, go to the library website and put it on hold. Okay, back? Now I'll tell you why it is so good.Lily is a little girl who sees something wonderful in her garden. And she always wanted a doggy! This doggy is big and hairy...and looks very similar to a big brown bear that has escaped from the zoo. Kiddos will laugh over the funny things that Lily gets her "doggy" to do. And once the zoo comes to claim the runaway bear...Lily is excited that she finds something else in her garden.Basically this is a hysterical picture book. It is funny and parents won't mind reading this story over and over again to youngsters. Which is great because this is one book that will be requested over and over again.

  • Treasure
    2018-11-25 04:44

    Fearless little Lily sure wishes she had a doggy, so she is thrilled when a furry animal with four paws shows up in her yard. Readers quickly discover that her “doggy” is in fact a very large bear that has escaped from the local zoo! (end papers offer further information) Amusingly, the cover of the picture book shows a large animal that does look dog like, but Lily and the title cover up the bear’s face, so young readers will delight in the discovery that Lily has a pet bear. The two have many adventures, but eventually the zoo tracks them down thanks to her “Lost Doggy” posters that her mother makes her put up. Lily is initially sad to have lot her doggy, only to discover the next morning that there is a “kitty” outside!Funny, engaging, and colorful, this book will be a hit at story times and popular with little readers.(Puget Sound Council Review)

  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    2018-12-11 10:14

    Get ready for a good laugh! Silly Doggy is an adorable picture book with a charming story line and humorous pictures. Adam Stower came up with a beautiful story of a little girl that finds an escaped zoo bear in her backyard, thinks it's a doggy, and adopts him for her own. They have a wonderful time together until her mother tells her that someone is probably looking for Doggy, and will want him back. The illustrations are fantastic. They are humorous, bright, and imaginative. This is a very highly recommended book!Visit my blog for more picture book reviews: Books for Kids

  • Angie
    2018-11-30 04:14

    Lily really wants a doggy so she is super excited when she finds one in her backyard one day. Mom won't let her keep it though so she makes a poster describing doggy. He can't do a lot of the regular doggy things like fetch but he is a lot of fun. The posters work and doggy's owners come to get him...he belongs to the ZOO! Of course he does...he is a bear! Lily is sad to loose doggy until she finds kitty in the backyard.I thought this was a wonderful book. It was cute and enjoyable. Lily and doggy are a great pair. I loved the idea of this bear just following the little girl around and her trying to get him to be her doggy. Wonderful storytelling.

  • Barbara
    2018-11-30 10:14

    It would be almost impossible not to love Lily, the main character in this appealing picture book. She is so innocent and trusting and so thrilled to find the pet she has longed for in her garden one morning. Because it has similar characteristics to a dog, Lily mistakes a bear that has escaped from the city zoo for a puppy. After a day of adventures, she reluctantly makes a poster to find his owner. When he is returned to the zoo, Lily is sad until she finds another surprise in the garden the next morning. Young readers will love this story about the bond between a small girl and a bear, and the illustrations that show the facial expressions on the characters are especially appealing.

  • Leah
    2018-11-21 06:10

    Delightful book

  • Diane
    2018-12-15 07:49

    "Found: One Very Silly Dog: Color: Brown; Size: Big and Shaggy; Tail: Short; Paws: VERY big; Tummy: Rumbly"Lily finds "Doggy" in her backyard and immediately takes him in. But Mom says that Doggy must belong to someone who will be missing him, so Lily creates a poster. "Secretly, Lily hoped no one would see it." But the zookeeper shows up to retrieve is escape bear. Lily knows Doggy is where he belongs, but she still missed him ... until Kitty shows up.I love the newspaper articles on the end pages that set up/extend the story. Sweet story

  • Mary
    2018-11-19 08:58

    While the idea of mis-identifying a pet (see: Peanut, a VERY similar plot) and choosing an inappropriate pet (see: A Pet for Petunia) is well-used, this is still a fun outing and will be enjoyed by the kids. They LOVE feeling smarter than characters in the book!

  • Barbara
    2018-12-18 06:11

    This is a fun read for children who like humorous picture books. "One morning, Lilly saw someting wonderful in her garden. It was big, and brown and hairy." She thought it was a dog. Little did she know this was a bear who escaped from the Zoo. Children will enjoy the humor of what happens next when she takes him home, teaches him tricks and tries to give him a bath. Silly Doggy is great for children ages 3-7.

  • Amy Rae
    2018-12-15 06:55

    Remember my dumb complaint about Naughty Kitty. Adam Stower? I didn't have any kind of a problem with them here! Same darling main character, funny text, and sweet illustrations, but there's never once a sad kitty-cat. What a great book.

  • Amanda Wilson
    2018-12-13 07:59

    as we go over more stuff in class we are learning to be more aware of books and their make up. ive been very careful to always look at the inside covers of the books, and for this book they arent just pretty paper, they are crucial to the story. this story is SOOOOOOOO cute and i love little doggies!! or even cute little bears!!!

  • Shaina Cade
    2018-12-11 03:12

    So there's a little girl name Lily and she's kind of silly because SHE'S ACTUALLY THE SMARTEST SWEETEST LUCKIEST CHILD EVER and gets to have a big brown fluffy dog bear for a pet. For too brief a time, but I am in love with every page, every adorable thing this bear and child do together.Bears are the best, even if they are no good at tricks and listening to directions.

  • Readingkidslit
    2018-11-25 07:05

    Silly, bright, and delightful. The illustrations work with the text to tell us who exactly is being silly when a young girl joyfully mistakes a lost bear for a dog. The classic joke ending --as well as the additional illustrations on the front and back cover interiors--complete this story charmingly.

  • Colona Public Library
    2018-12-16 03:14

    This book is a delightful and the illustrations make everything so sweet and cuddly. This was a pleasure to read and look at. I recommend this book to parents that are looking for a fun read along with the author's counterpart bookNaughty Kitty!BOTH of these books are available at the Colona Public Library. ~ Ashley

  • Kristen
    2018-11-24 04:02

    I love picture books where the young reader is "in" on the joke. Lily finds a silly doggy in her backyard - silly, because it's really a bear. Lily tries to get her new doggy to do all kinds of doggy things, but of course the bear acts bearish. When the doggy/bear goes, Lily is sad, but luckily she finds a tiger in her backyard - "Kitty!"

  • Susan
    2018-12-15 04:05

    A silly story about a little girl who thinks an escaped bear from the zoo is a dog, and wants to keep her as a pet. This book reminds me of books like Lyle the Crocodile and Can I have a Stegosaurus Mom? All are about children with ridiculous pets or who want ridiculous pets. Author uses speech bubbles and ends the story with a funny twist.

  • Amanda
    2018-12-17 03:58

    Loved this cute delightful story of a little girl that thinks she has found the perfect (albeit) silly dog! The is a great book for any storytime about pets and animals. The end pages of the book help to set the story up, so don't forget to read them. Students grades PK-3rd grade will enjoy this story.

  • Dina
    2018-11-25 07:09

    Darling case of mistaken identity. Lily wants a dog so badly that she mistakes a bear in her backyard (escaped from the zoo) for a dog. She puts him thru the normal doggy paces, with some unexpected results. Lily's mom seems pretty sure the "doggy" belongs to someone else, so Lily makes a poster. After the zookeeper claims the bear, Lily finds a big kitty in her backyard. So cute!

  • Mari
    2018-11-19 06:01

    This will be so much fun to read in storytime! One of the things I particularly love about the preschool storytime age group is sharing books like this, where the kids I'm reading to "know" more than the characters. This kind of humor is HILARIOUS to them, and so much fun for the grownups in the room to watch!