God Got A Dog

God Got A Dog

Book - 2013
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Cynthia Rylant and Marla Frazee imagine a God inspired to go out and experience human things"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, 2013
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781442465190
9781442465183
1442465182
Branch Call Number: J FICTION RYLANT
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Frazee, Marla

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SoftFire
Nov 08, 2015

Be nice to everyone. You never know when you'll run into God. An exceptional book of poems.

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Hayden47
May 09, 2015

really enjoyed this one ! Not just for children only ...

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vmed
Dec 26, 2014

big happy turn yourself in
big omar turn yourself in

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gg1
Dec 04, 2014

Originally published in Cynthia Rylant's 'God Went To Beauty
School', I was delighted to see these poems singled out and put together in such a poignant manner. As a huge fan of Cynthia Rylant, I'm always thrilled to see what she's come up with. This exceeds expectations. JEB

khouser Apr 11, 2014

Dear Author, I loved your book. The title leads me to think it is a God book, but it is truly a fun book, especially if read aloud, even by myself. I had to buy and bookshelf a copy to read to my grandchildren, should there ever be any. Thank you, KLH

snicholson76 Dec 03, 2013

Sweet and simple, this book about God's ventures into the human world is highly recommended.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 12, 2013

When we pick up a little book of poems like those in God Got a Dog we start by wondering who the intended audience is. Kids? Teens? Adults? The spiritual? The agnostic? After reading it through several times, I think my answer is, “Everybody”. The God in this book is everything from a nine-year-old girl to a broken man on a swing. If He can be anyone then this book is for everyone.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 12, 2013

It’s hard to be authoritative with a cold. It’s hard to thunder ‘THOU SHALT NOT!” when it comes out “THOU SHALT DOT!”

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 12, 2013

“. . . She saw this dog and She felt bad so She took it on home and named it Ernie and now God has somebody keeping Her feet warm at night.”

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 12, 2013

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 12, 2013

In this book you will find sixteen poems culled from author Cynthia Rylant’s 2003 YA title God Went to Beauty School and illustrated by the inestimable genius of Marla Frazee. Each poem relates a small attempt on God’s part to do something human. Sometimes he is successful (he opens a nail salon, goes skating, and finds God, which is a bit confusing for Him). Sometimes he is a bit dejected (He catches a cold, gets arrested, and gets a desk job that She (the gender shifts abound) only gets through because She eats thirty-seven Snickers bars). We see God’s highs and lows and He’s this infinitely relatable, great person. The final poem is “God got a dog” which ends with, “. . . She saw this dog and She felt bad so She took it on home and named it Ernie and now God . . .” a turn of the page, “has somebody keeping Her feet warm at night.”

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