[[ Free ePUB ]] A Dog Called KittyAuthor Bill Wallace – Stg2bio.co

The puppy was small and fuzzy, with a friendly, wagging tail and Ricky was afraid of him No wonder, since he was attacked by a dog when he was just a baby So when a stray puppy comes sniffling around the farm, Ricky tells it to get lostBut the puppy keeps trying to play with Ricky And every time Ricky s Mom feeds the cats, the little dog comes running The cats aren t sharing their food, however, and the poor pup is slowly starvingIf Ricky doesn t overcome his fear, the little puppy may die but if he lets himself get close enough to feed it, he may find the best friend he s ever had Winner of the Texas Bluebonnet, the Oklahoma Sequoyah and the Nebraska Golden Sower Awards


10 thoughts on “A Dog Called Kitty

  1. Nicole Nicole says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Several things bothered me in this story 1st the dad the first scene sets him up as extremely cruel moving away and taking the kids, leaving mom behind but the rest of the time he only seemed to laugh The kid was scared of him, but except for one mention of not wanting him to remove his belt, there is no development of the potential abuse But it must be there because2nd the kid beats up a bully And basically blacks out doing it I don t remember what happened and3rd he s ac Several things bothered me in this story 1st the dad the first scene sets him up as extremely cruel moving away and taking the kids, leaving mom behind but the rest of the time he only seemed to laugh The kid was scared of him, but except for one mention of not wanting him to remove his belt, there is no development of the potential abuse But it must be there because2nd the kid beats up a bully And basically blacks out doing it I don t remember what happened and3rd he s actually very cruel to the puppy4th horrid descriptions of a dog fight5th when you expect the happy ending because they survived the fight, a load of pipes falls on the pup and kills him REALLY It just seemed overly sensationalistic and tried to pull on every emotion to get the reader to cry


  2. Gina Gina says:

    This book was so well written I probably would have rated it four stars if not for two things One, the parents Moving your entire family out to another state with absolutely no warning or discussion with your wife is a jerk move, Dad, and treating your son as if he s a useless coward because he s afraid of dogs, particularly when he had a traumatic experience with one, is just mean The other thing is the ending view spoiler I can t stand kill the dog just to give the kid a replacement w This book was so well written I probably would have rated it four stars if not for two things One, the parents Moving your entire family out to another state with absolutely no warning or discussion with your wife is a jerk move, Dad, and treating your son as if he s a useless coward because he s afraid of dogs, particularly when he had a traumatic experience with one, is just mean The other thing is the ending view spoiler I can t stand kill the dog just to give the kid a replacement who s exactly like the original dog stories hide spoiler Otherwise, it was a good story I quite enjoyed


  3. Taylor Taylor says:

    I really liked this book because I m a dog lover and i think Bill Wallace is a great author This book is of a boy who hates dogs ever since he was attacked by one Even though the puppy is tiny and skinny, with sad brown eyes and a friendly, wagging tail, Rick the boy doesn t want it hanging around the farm.The barn cats hate to share food with the puppy and it looks as if the puppy will starve to death unless someone comes to rescue Ricky may be afraid of dog, but he doesn t want to see one I really liked this book because I m a dog lover and i think Bill Wallace is a great author This book is of a boy who hates dogs ever since he was attacked by one Even though the puppy is tiny and skinny, with sad brown eyes and a friendly, wagging tail, Rick the boy doesn t want it hanging around the farm.The barn cats hate to share food with the puppy and it looks as if the puppy will starve to death unless someone comes to rescue Ricky may be afraid of dog, but he doesn t want to see one starve.He will feed the puppy and then run away when the puppy gets his strength back But this puppy has other ideas Can Ricky overcome his fears and find himself the best friend he s ever had Only Ricky can save the life of a puppy he doesn t even want


  4. Leah Andrade Leah Andrade says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A Dog Called Kitty is the first novel I ever read I was in the second grade and I remember balling my head off over Kitty s death while sitting in the bathtub It was definitely an eye opening experience To be completely honest, it s been far too long for me to give this book an accurate rating, but after 20 years the fact that I still remember reading this book as well as several specific scenes is enough for me to give it 5 stars This book helped to create in me a love for reading.


  5. Lanee Lanee says:

    My daughter got this book from the library and I had to reread it It was my favorite book when I was her age and it still made me laugh and cry like it did back then Such a great book


  6. Natalia Leigh Natalia Leigh says:

    I was extremely disappointed by this book I m an English tutor and my student chose this book for us to read together, but had I known what was in store I would have selected something else To begin with, the grammar is terrible Fragmented sentences completely threw off the flow of our reading, which my student already struggles with In addition to its poor structure, I found the story extremely violent and was concerned by what these children s books are teaching the youth For example, t I was extremely disappointed by this book I m an English tutor and my student chose this book for us to read together, but had I known what was in store I would have selected something else To begin with, the grammar is terrible Fragmented sentences completely threw off the flow of our reading, which my student already struggles with In addition to its poor structure, I found the story extremely violent and was concerned by what these children s books are teaching the youth For example, the main character, Ricky, almost lets the dog, Kitty, starve to death in the beginning Rather than feed the starving pup, he thinks it would be best to let the dog die Throughout the book Ricky continually insults and threatens his dog, calling him a coward and saying he ll smash his head with a rock The main character is extremely violent and shows very little regard for the dog as a creature that is to be loved and respected.On the topic of dogs, I was also disturbed by the fact that this book fed into the mania and panic surrounding certain dog breeds, specifically German Shepherds and Dobermans They were characterized as vicious, bloodthirsty monsters and painted as the villains I have worked with dogs professionally for years and have come across aggressive dogs of all breeds, as well as dogs characterized as dangerous that posed no such threat Is this what we want to teach our children to be aggressive to other living creatures and to find humor and entertainment in violence I will never pick up a Bill Wallace again, nor will I read them with any of my students


  7. Jenni Lea Jenni Lea says:

    Oh wow, this was my most favorite book when I was a kid I must have read this book literally HUNDREDS of times growing up I remember I had an autographed copy of the hardcover edition I obtained it when I met Mr Wallace when he came to my school when I was in third or fourth grade I think it had just been published This book was the beginning of my love affair with reading Thinking about it, I am now sad that I don t know what happened to my autographed copy.I very highly recommend this b Oh wow, this was my most favorite book when I was a kid I must have read this book literally HUNDREDS of times growing up I remember I had an autographed copy of the hardcover edition I obtained it when I met Mr Wallace when he came to my school when I was in third or fourth grade I think it had just been published This book was the beginning of my love affair with reading Thinking about it, I am now sad that I don t know what happened to my autographed copy.I very highly recommend this book to anyone Parents, this is a safe book for your kids to read but I will warn you, it deals with some very tough and emotional issues fear, loss etc I remember crying near the end of it every single time I read it But, I wouldn t trade the experience of reading this for the world


  8. Cole Cole says:

    I remember this book


  9. Jeanie Jeanie says:

    Sometimes it s good to go back to your childhood.


  10. Julia Julia says:

    This was surprisingly a book I had to request since our local library didn t have it and I find that funny since it seemed to be a big push when I was younger to read it As a result they ended up fortunately buying it instead of me having to wait for another library to send it as an ILL Anyway this is one of those reads that I am kind of ambivalent around and getting a chance to re read it after reading Bill Wallace s Beauty has allowed me to look at the story with different eyes First of This was surprisingly a book I had to request since our local library didn t have it and I find that funny since it seemed to be a big push when I was younger to read it As a result they ended up fortunately buying it instead of me having to wait for another library to send it as an ILL Anyway this is one of those reads that I am kind of ambivalent around and getting a chance to re read it after reading Bill Wallace s Beauty has allowed me to look at the story with different eyes First of all there are a lot of similarities between the two stories there is a horse named Beauty doesn t seem to be the same although the author s horse model probably is , it takes place outside the same small Oklahoma town after the family is required to move, the main character is a boy who ends up playing football with the other community boys although the stories protagonists don t seem to know each other and a newly made bestie who seems to have a good grasp of town life Otherwise the stories change up from there This first of all is the author s first book and I found that there were a few spelling mistakes within the writing such as plumb grove and sick for sic But otherwise they didn t take away from the story since you get the same meaning either way or at least I did The actual story has a weird flow to it and I think it isor less since I feel this is amodern re telling of Fred Gipson s Old Yeller As a result a read of the two or even watching the film for those who can stomach it would show up a bunch of similarities between the two stories as well as a shared plot with some creative changes If it wasn t for me being such a big fan of Yeller I may have enjoyed this book a bitthan I The characters aren t much worked on either since the focus is mostly on the boy and his development of character So even beloved Kitty who would seem to be a main part of the story is only a ways of a mean to get the reader from point A to B As a result of the weak fleshing out I think the secondary charactersor less are given a wrong judging for being abusive, indifferent or even non caring in their roles but their actions otherwise suggest to me they aren t since why would an abusive parent allow their child to ignore helping out on the farm just so they can go riding all day All in all it is a decently good book but one that does have some questionable spots for those who are looking for trouble and some graphic points due to the Yeller like nature of the book As a result this book would be a better read for slightly older children who aren t easily affected by itsmature contents or a family read where an adult or two can help children to understand or talk about parts that may be confusing or questionable to help them understand them better Otherwise if you don t mind the older age I would suggest Old Yeller in place of this book