Woof!

Woof!

Allen Ahlberg

Children's Books

He felt a curious tingling in his hands and feet. He felt his nose becoming cold and wet, his ears becoming flappy. The thought in his mind was: 'I'm turning into a dog!'Eric is a perfectly ordinary boy. Perfectly ordinary that is, until the night when, in fifteen seconds flat, he turns into a dog! Eric and his best friend are determined to sniff out the truth - what makes an ordinary boy go 'woof'?
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Woof!

Woof!

Allen Ahlberg

Children's Books

He felt a curious tingling in his hands and feet. He felt his nose becoming cold and wet, his ears becoming flappy. The thought in his mind was: 'I'm turning into a dog!'Eric is a perfectly ordinary boy. Perfectly ordinary that is, until the night when, in fifteen seconds flat, he turns into a dog! Eric and his best friend are determined to sniff out the truth - what makes an ordinary boy go 'woof'?From School Library JournalGrade 4-6 One morning, for no apparent reason, ten-year-old Eric Banks turns into a Norfolk terrier. This causes no end of problems for Eric, as his parents shoo him out of the house and he must fend for himself on the streets. Fortunately, the change is only temporary; he soon turns back into a boy, but he never knows when or where he will change into a dog again. Naturally, the changes occur at the most inconvenient times, and only Eric's best chum, Roy, knows what is going on. Skeptical at first, Roy soon joins Eric in trying to puzzle out what is causing the mysterious transformations. The problem is that the solution is never givenan unfair ending that is sure to annoy readers who have been hooked by the curious premise. This British import is told in an understated manner with delightfully quiet, tongue-in-cheek humor, particularly when Eric begins to think and act like a dog, all the while analyzing his reactions in a thoroughly boy-like way. A bit slow in spots, but the book can provide a nice source for those seeking longeralbeit frustratingread-aloud material. Kathleen Brachmann, Highland Park Public Lib . , Ill.Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the AuthorAllan Ahlberg is the author of nuemrous award-winning and popular children's books, including the HAPPY FAMILIES series and PLEASE MRS BUTLER, a book of school poems. Mark Williams is one of the stars of the BBC's THE FAST SHOW. 
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