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Henry the Dog with No Tail (Paula Wiseman Books)

by Kate Feiffer

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (2007-10-23)

List Price: $18.99

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Amazon Description

Henry

wanted

one thing

in life.

He wanted

a tail.

All the other dogs

he knew had tails.

Grady, a black Labrador,

had a great big black tail.

Pip, a pug, could do

tricks with her tail.

Larry had a big

puffy ball tail....

WHAT WAS

HENRY TO DO?

One Potato Review

Shades of Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz, about a bird who is finally weighed down by the tail she always wanted, only the dog in this story ends up wagging and snagging himself into a tree. Electromagnetic details aside, this is a pretty straightforward fable about the stuff we don’t have, and the neighbors who do, but it gets a little spark from Jules Feiffer’s kinetic illustrations (he really likes dogs), and a couple of lunatic touches like Henry traveling with a wagon full of provisions to Battery Park – where, of course, he finds batteries. 

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