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BirdCatDog : a graphic novel /

by Nordling, Lee; Bosch, Meritxell [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Three-story books.Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2014]Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781467745222 (lib. bdg.) :; 1467745227 (lib. bdg.) :.Other title: Bird Cat Dog.Uniform titles: Short stories. Selections.Subject(s): Graphic novels | Birds -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Dogs -- Fiction | Stories without words | Graphic novelsSummary: "Tells the story of a bird, a cat, and a dog through wordless comics. Everyone is a hero in his own story and every story is connected"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Look out! A bird escapes from its cage and flies out the window. A napping cat wakes up hungry and tries to catch a snack. A dog stands guard in his backyard, ready to bark at anything that comes near. Follow the tales of three animals on one wild afternoon.<br> <br> In this clever wordless comic, each animal is a hero in its own story and all three stories are connected. Lee Nordling's simple storytelling engages young readers and provides a gateway into understanding multiple perspectives and points of view.</p>

"Tells the story of a bird, a cat, and a dog through wordless comics. Everyone is a hero in his own story and every story is connected"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

In this innovative wordless picture book told entirely through cartoon panels, three pets escape the ennui of domestication for brief, interconnected adventures in the wild. An introduction explains that readers may read across the six-by-three distribution of rectangular panels for the protagonists' parallel plot lines -- the Tweety-like yellow bird in the blue-saturated top row of panels; the orange tabby in the green-toned middle row; and the bluish-gray guard dog in the yellow-hued bottom row -- or read from top to bottom to "get the whole story." Expressive, accessible art wordlessly follows the pets' adventures, during which each animal not only interacts (badly) with the other two pets but also comes snout-to-snout (or beak-to-beak) with a wild version of itself: a hawk, a lynx, a wolf. While the consistent panel grid sacrifices the more dynamic layout and pacing afforded by a variety of panel sizes and shapes, this structure (with its protagonist-color-complementing rows) unobtrusively guides readers along. And it's that much more effective when that structure breaks into a dizzying and hilarious double-page spread of all six creatures in a high-speed chase through the pets' backyard, a bemused squirrel looking on. Once they have chased off the interlopers, the triumphant pets settle down for well-deserved naps on their well-defended home turf. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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