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Open Me...I'm a Dog!

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Through the magic of words and pictures leaps a book that's not only playful as a puppy - it IS a puppy! Honest.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1997)
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Mariel
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: when I said I wanted to be your dog
Recommended to Mariel by: I want to be a dog in the next life.
He really is a dog.

(Would it be so bad to be a book? This dog wants to be your dog. He's a book, though. Either way when the alarm goes off every am I'm envious.)

(Then again the conceit is bittersweet like don't forget about me Winnie and Velveteen Rabbit and rubber ring. Or that annoying as hell She and Him song Zooey Deschanel whines about the shelf. Open me! The art is sweet. It's good, though, barring that hated song looping my head. He's a dog!)

The best part is when the honest to Abe dog is
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Drew
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely little book that we found in a thrift store. It charmed us so completely just looking it over at the store that it had to come home and live with us on our shelf.
Madam I'm Adam
May 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents of young children.
Easily one of my favorite children's books. Children are totally enchanted by the simple supposition the books makes, that it is indeed not a book, but a dog that has been turned into one. It even has a leash! Buy it for your next 3-7 year-olds birthday party.
Jenn
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
An adorable children's book in a cute package. Sweet!
Ali Cohen
Title (italicize): I’m A Dog!
Author: Art Spiegelman
Illustrator (if separate from author): n/a
Genre: Non-traditional Picture Book
Theme(s):
• Dog
• Adventure
• Magic
• Desire
Opening line/sentence (type directly from text): What’s that?
Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words): This unique book is the story of a pup and his journey into becoming a book. It starts out when he chases a rabbit and then comes to a witch who turns him into a shepherd on the rooftop of Germany and from there he k
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John
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like this book because it talks about the Wizard's Curse. I like that it says "how many dogs can do this, how many dogs can wag their tails?" I like how first he turns into a frog, then a shepherd.
Anna
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Very cute idea. I think a great narrative for children - and dog lovers! Loved the interactive pages.
Earl
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fun find! Find out how this dog became a book in this silly story full of hilarious misadventures!
Honya
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This might look like a book, but in reality it's something much more exciting: it's a dog! Read in wonder as he convinces you of this fact, explaining how he got from being a normal dog to the book you hold. And remember, like most dogs, he just wants to be your friend.

Open Me . . . I'm a Dog! is a super-cute picture book from the renowned creator of such books as Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History. The story itself is very reader engaging--the entirety of the text is the dog t
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Julie
Oct 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-library
This is an incredibly creative children's "book." I say "book" because... the book is in fact a dog that has been turned into a book (there is even a leash attached to the book's spine, if you want proof).

I'd recommend this for anyone, kid or adult.
Slither
Jul 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids of all ages
It's not a book! It's a dog! Really! After all, what book has a leash? And fur? And, it'll tell you the story of how it was changed from being an ordinary dog.

This is one dog which will never make a mess on your floor.
Christopher
A favorite read aloud and early reader. My daughter's favorite book when she was a toddler, especially because it came with its own leash.

This would be a great read-aloud to illustrate word play, humor, and descriptive writing.
Caitlin Coon
Aug 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I loved the little dog on the cover with leash hanging down so you could walk him. I thought it was a great book especially when I was a little little kid!! It was like having another dog more portable!!!
Megan
May 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Cute fairy-tale-ish story yet for some reason I am slightly creeped out by it.
Zakari
May 13, 2016 added it
it is boring
Eric
Aug 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers
Woof!
Jill
May 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elementary-age
So cute! What a fun book!
Hira
Feb 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME book! Great for decoding as well as text meaning/critical pratices (4 resource model)
Claire S
Feb 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Really delightful!
ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
Apr 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile
I read this book years ago and just fell in love. It even comes with a leash! Such a cute, whimsical little book.
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Art Spiegelman (born Itzhak Avraham ben Zeev) is New-York-based comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.
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