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A Day in the Life of Murphy (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) [Hardcover]

By Alice Provensen (Author) & Alice Provensen (Illustrator)
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Item description for A Day in the Life of Murphy (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) by Alice Provensen...

Murphy, a farm terrier, describes a day in his life as he gets fed in the kitchen, hunts mice, goes to the vet, returns to the house for dinner, investigates a noise outside, and retires to the barn for sleep.

Publishers Description
"Murphy-Stop-That is my name. I am a terrier. I bark. I bark at anything and everything and all the time."
As he goes through his day -- barking, eating, outsmarting the dumb animals on the farm, putting up with a visit to the vet -- Murphy never loses his doggy enthusiasm, even when he has to sleep out in the barn.
In her charming new tale, acclaimed author and illustrator Alice Provensen shows that every dog -- even a bad dog -- has his day.

Citations And Professional Reviews
A Day in the Life of Murphy (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) by Alice Provensen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1482
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 04/15/2003 page 611
  • Publishers Weekly - 04/28/2003 page 68
  • New York Times - 05/18/2003 page 26
  • Booklist - 05/15/2003 page 1672
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 06/01/2003 page 419
  • New York Times - 06/01/2003 page 26
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/2003 page 104
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 308
  • SLJ's Best Books - 12/01/2003 page 48
  • New York Times - 12/07/2003 page 86
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 96
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 308
  • School Library Journal - 10/01/2004
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 980

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.36" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2003
Publisher   Simon & Schuster
Age  4-7
ISBN  0689848846  
ISBN13  9780689848841  

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More About Alice Provensen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen were an American couple who illustrated more than 40 children's books together, 19 of which they also wrote and edited. They won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Flight.

Alice Provensen currently resides in the state of New York.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Dogs > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( P ) > Provensen, Alice & Martin
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Where We Live > Farm Life > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health > Hygiene

Reviews - What do customers think about A Day in the Life of Murphy (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards))?

And I don't even like dogs that much!  May 18, 2008
Wow. I suddenly have much-needed insight into the world of small, yappy dogs. The truth is they all have ADHD and can't help themselves.

At least it provides way for one hilarious book where we are the priveledged viewers of a dog's thoughts, a dog who thinks his full name is "Murphy-Stop-That". How can you not love a book with that kind of personality?

Not only is Murphy a fantastically character (for a yappy dog) but Ms. Provensen unleashes Murphy's thoughts in a torrent of personality-filled verbs and adjectives and a completely rushed narrative that only adds to the appeal.

The pictures are great, too. This is a fun book to read aloud!
Son loves this book  Feb 5, 2007
My son, age 4 1/2, loves this book. Needless to say, our family has much of this book memorized. It is the story of a terrier named Murphy and his barking, searching for mice, and a trip to the vet.
Laughter and giggles from toddler to Kindergartener  Feb 4, 2006
I read this out loud with my three children, 2 1/2 to 6. They all laugh until they are gasping and even my husband, listening in from the next room, gets a chuckle. Picking it off the shelf and scanning it will bring a grin and reading it by yourself is good, but this is a book that screams to be read out loud.
not great  Sep 6, 2005
I didn't like this book because there wasn't a real plot and no real sentences - perhaps for 3-4 year olds but older than that I would say no.
Cute and entertaining!  May 21, 2004
This is a wonderfully "cute" story about the mischievous Murphy-STOP. At least that is what he claims his name is! Murphy is an adorable little terrier, full of joie de vive, who lives a very complete day and manages to get into trouble without even trying.

The illustrations are colorful and cute and a beginning reader will really enjoy reading about the antics of Murphy-STOP! Great starter book! Murphy's expressions are priceless!


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