Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Walton, Rick.

Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2002
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0763613851
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Bertie is called a watchdog, not for the usual reason, but because he is literally about as big as a watch. But what he lacks in bulk, he makes up in pluck! When a big, loudmouth burglar invades Bertie’s house, taunting him with derision over his tiny size, Bertie tricks the robber into a series of contests. The final competition will determine who can bark the loudest. Clever? Of course! The ensuing noise from the giant intruder is heard by two policemen on their fast food break who come immediately to apprehend the bad guy. Bertie is a proud hero, proving once again that right can overcome might! Walton’s comic watercolor illustrations appeal to this age group. Close-up views of the action humorously contrast the characters’ sizes and personalities. This book is perfect for story time - your students will continue chuckling for days! (Prepared by:  Betty Teague, SCASL Picture Book Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Size -- Fiction.
                        Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction.
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