A perky pup trades in his country life for some city adventures in this humorous picture book companion to A Day in the Life of Murphy, from Caldecott Medalist Alice Provensen.Spend the day with the irresistibly mischievous Murphy as he ventures into the city. Usually a country dog, Murphy experiences the joys and pitfalls of city life—with plenty of laughs along the way—wA perky pup trades in his country life for some city adventures in this humorous picture book companion to A Day in the Life of Murphy, from Caldecott Medalist Alice Provensen.Spend the day with the irresistibly mischievous Murphy as he ventures into the city. Usually a country dog, Murphy experiences the joys and pitfalls of city life—with plenty of laughs along the way—with the signature humor and artistic style of Caldecott Medalist Alice Provensen....
|Title||:||Murphy in the City|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Murphy in the City Reviews
Story: 2 starsIllustrations: 3 starsSequel to A Day in the Life of Murphy. In this one, Murphy leaves the farm with his family to visit the city, where there are lots of fun canine activities. Narrated from the dog's first-person POV, Murphy knows about some very un-dog-like things, such as power lines and restaurants. I don't advocate giving young children nightmares about what really happens in animal shelters, but it's wrong to portray an animal shelter as a cool pet hotel. Also not fond of Murphy calling the other farm animals "dumb." While the plots are completely different, this book has the exact same last page (text and illustration) as the first Murphy book.
I spotted this book at the library, and knew at once this was a book I had to read because my family is all about cairn terriers. The story is about a dog named "Murphy stop that!" (LOL) who takes a trip to the big city with his family. He's not sure at first he likes it, because it's much different. But then he gets to visit a shop full of dog treats and plays in the dog park. At the first opportunity, he runs free, because that's what cairn terriers do (LOL). Luckily, his family finds him at the animal shelter and he goes back home with them. Happy ending.I loved how accurate this was while also being incredibly adorable. The illustrations were sweet, and who doesn't like a happy ending?
Quick, staccato sentences accompany interesting pictures about Murphy's adventure from home into the city. While the illustrations are detailed and vibrant, the text is rather bland and simply moves the bland story forward. Not recommended.
This isn't flashy, or hip, but there is tons of kid appeal. From a two time Caldecott Medal recipient from the days when the Medal was given for artistic merit, not hipness or political correctness.
An okay book about a country dog who goes to the City! I find it fun that his name is Murphy but he says his name is "Murphy-stop-that" If you are dog lover you will get it!
Murphy-stop-that takes a trip into the big city where dogs are allowed to do lots of awesome things. He finally decides that living in the barn is not so bad after all.
Country dog in the city.