The Poodle Who Barked at the Wind

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Macmillan, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A warm family story featuring a very lovable little dog

"The little black poodle barks at everything.
She barks at the garbagemen and the telephone.
She barks at the wind when it blows and the rain when it rains."

Her family wonders why she makes so much noise, but they don’t really mind it. All but the father, that is. He’s a writer, and the barking makes him forget what he wants to say. Then one day the little poodle is left alone with him, and something happens that changes his mind for good.

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User Review  - dangerlibearian - LibraryThing

A little long in places, little black poodle who barks at everything, her family leaves her alone-no barking. When they return-happy barking-father comes to the realization that the annoying barking is a happy protective, I love my family barking. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A barky little dog suddenly clams up when all of her human family except the father goes out for the day. Zolotow's 1964 story now sports a third set of illustrations, and perhaps recognizing that ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Charlotte Zolotow, an author, editor, publisher, and educator, has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children’s literature. She has written more than seventy books for young readers, including such picture-book classics as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present. Mrs. Zolotow lives in upstate New York.

Valerie Coursen’s first book, Mordant’s Wish, was highly praised and earned her a Cuffie Award for Best New Illustrator. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.

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