MeDog



❄ [KINDLE] ✽ MeDog By Gene Weingarten ➝ – E17streets4all.co.uk This endearing friendship story about a boy and his dog from a Pulitzer Prize winning writer gently explores a timeless question who s really in charge Meet Sid He s an ordinary kid He s far from perf This endearing friendship story about a boy and his dog from a Pulitzer Prize winning writer gently explores a timeless question who s really in charge Meet Sid He s an ordinary kid He s far from perfect But to Murphy, Sid s faithful dog, Sid is the whole world Murphy thinks Sid is the absolute best and that he s in charge of everything Sid loves Murphy right back, but he can t help but wonder what Murphy would think if he realized the truth Sid s just a kid, and Murphy s just a dog, and neither one can control the world This deceptively simply picture book is the perfect start to a discussion about a subject seldom seen in children s books the nonthreatening feel of a world based on fact and reason, and not faith.MeDog

A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and humorist for the Washington Post and author of a number of books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • MeDog
  • Gene Weingarten
  • 05 April 2019
  • 1442494131

10 thoughts on “MeDog

  1. says:

    I fully expect this book to not get the star review rating I think it deserves because a number of people are offended by the message in this book However, there are scores of picture books on my library shelves that advocate for a wide variety of beliefs, and this is the first I ve seen that gently approaches the idea of atheism I am very pleased to offer something that is not didactic and boring Cute and playful, Me Dog is about Sid and his dachshund, Murphy Sid is just a kid, but Murphy I fully expect this book to not get the star review rating I think it deserves because a number of people are offended by the message in this book However, there are scores of picture books on my library shelves that advocate for a wide variety of beliefs, and this is the first I ve seen that gently approaches the idea of atheism I am very pleased to offer something that is not didactic and boring Cute and playful, Me Dog is about Sid and his dachshund, Murphy Sid is just a kid, but Murphy sees Sid as lord and king of everything That Sid gives him all the good things in life and anything bad that happens is Sid punishing Murphy for being bad But Sid says that sometimes, things just happen Sid isn t in charge, and maybe nobody is But that s okay, cause Sid loves Murphy, and Murphy loves Sid

  2. says:

    The blurb on this one calls it Weingarten s masterpiece I m sad for him, if that s the case his Pulitzer prize winning work must be horrible if he considers this the best thing he s done There s also something a little bizarre about advertising your two Pulitzers on the cover of a children s book That makes me less confident in your ability to write picture books, notThey don t give out a Pulitzer for picture book writing, after all ands the pity Look, let s get this out of t The blurb on this one calls it Weingarten s masterpiece I m sad for him, if that s the case his Pulitzer prize winning work must be horrible if he considers this the best thing he s done There s also something a little bizarre about advertising your two Pulitzers on the cover of a children s book That makes me less confident in your ability to write picture books, notThey don t give out a Pulitzer for picture book writing, after all ands the pity Look, let s get this out of the way right now I m Catholic, so this was never going to be the book for me It s not one I d buy, and it s not one I d recommend, except in the case of a buyer looking for books with explicitly atheistic worldviews The reason I wouldn t recommend it, though, is less because I dislike the viewpoint andbecause I don t think it s very good.The illustrations are mediocre at best in a year with some really lovely picture books about dogs I m My Own Dog and Stubby the Dog Soldier World War I Hero come to mind , Eric Shansby s art falls flat The rhymes are chintzy and occasionally feel forced they read like an out of touch grownup s idea of what a children s book is supposed to sound like The sense I got from the text was definitely I think I m slumming here, and I don t know much about the medium I m using to tell this story I want to leave the content of the text alone for the most part as I ve already admitted, it s not something I can discuss without bias However, I think comparing religious people to puppies desperate to please does a disservice to the hundreds of great thinkers, artists, and authors whose body of work is based in a context that features belief in some kind of god or gods.Is it better than one of the internet s evangelical atheist neckbeards could do Yeah, probably But that doesn t mean it s a great book.eta I read this over a year ago, and the occasional comments I receive on this review have spurred me to write an addendum I am all for beautiful, expressive children s books with an atheistic worldview But I think that children raised in atheist households deserve books that are well written and well illustrated, and if they re going to rhyme, the verses should scan Ideally, I d also like such books to celebrate their families views rather than shitting on others If the world is beautiful because it is godless, because of the happy accidents that led to life, science, and humanity, then write a book that reflects that I would argue that there are numerous children s books that do, in fact, reflect such a viewpoint, or that can be read as reflecting that view And many of them are far funnier andeloquent than Me Dog

  3. says:

    Age Kindergarten 2nd gradeA nice addition to pet dog books Sid tries to figure out why dogs are so obedient especially to such ordinary kids like himself According to his dog Murphy, Sid is Supreme Almighty Ruler and King of Absolutely Everything But what if Murphy didn t actually think this How would he behave Sid doesn t want to risk it and asks his readers to keep it a secret.Although I didn t catch it the first time around, Sid does question the existence of an almighty being, stating Age Kindergarten 2nd gradeA nice addition to pet dog books Sid tries to figure out why dogs are so obedient especially to such ordinary kids like himself According to his dog Murphy, Sid is Supreme Almighty Ruler and King of Absolutely Everything But what if Murphy didn t actually think this How would he behave Sid doesn t want to risk it and asks his readers to keep it a secret.Although I didn t catch it the first time around, Sid does question the existence of an almighty being, stating I sometimes think there is no boss that most things happen justbecause So, I can see the presence of atheism but I can also see that it works well with the topic, the illustrations are well done, and the story carries itself well throughout the book It s crazy, I know, but I can read books like God Found Us You and appreciate it even though I don t align myself with a religion It s as if I m not a bigot and I can recognize that all audiences deserve to have a presence in children s literature

  4. says:

    A sweet fairly accurate summation of the dog and little boy psyche suggesting that in the eyes of a loved one, we are all perfect when, of course, that is not always the case We all have our shortcomings and weakness but it s not necessary to dwell on these friends and family focus on ones shining qualities So should you Acceptance and friendship cheerfully illustrated in verse and pictures.

  5. says:

    I do not think this is a children s book, because it does not read as if it is meant for them OK, the language is juvenile but I suspect the author was trying to be clever The rhymes were forced, and I never bought into the underlying concept of the dog worshipping an infallible in the dog s mind boy Also, the whole book reads like a co dependent abusive relationship which is just creepy, especially in what is pretending to be a children s book.

  6. says:

    Most of the people who don t like this book seem to not like it because they think it is promoting atheism Some of the people who like it seem to think the same thing I don t see it that way it s a book which asks the simple question, is anyone in charge Granted, that is the first step on the road to atheism and agnosticism, but it s also the first step on the road to a deeper understanding of your faith If you want to instill unquestioning belief into your child, this isn t the book for yo Most of the people who don t like this book seem to not like it because they think it is promoting atheism Some of the people who like it seem to think the same thing I don t see it that way it s a book which asks the simple question, is anyone in charge Granted, that is the first step on the road to atheism and agnosticism, but it s also the first step on the road to a deeper understanding of your faith If you want to instill unquestioning belief into your child, this isn t the book for you, but if you want them to think about faith and what God may mean to them, or not mean to them, it s a great book, mainly because it doesn t attempt to provide an answer to the question The strongest statement it makes is that in the end, whether you decide it s just us and dog, or us and God, the important thing is that we love one another

  7. says:

    Calling this a story is a bit misleading This isa stream of consciousness, addressed to you, the Reader Basically, the boy muses on the similarity between the way his dog, Murphy, acts towards the boy and the way people in general acts towards religion We really need books in the collection that addresses the needs of agnostics and atheists and this does the job superbly It can be used for almost any juvenile age group I think I m waiting to hear if we get any challenges to this title Calling this a story is a bit misleading This isa stream of consciousness, addressed to you, the Reader Basically, the boy muses on the similarity between the way his dog, Murphy, acts towards the boy and the way people in general acts towards religion We really need books in the collection that addresses the needs of agnostics and atheists and this does the job superbly It can be used for almost any juvenile age group I think I m waiting to hear if we get any challenges to this title or not since I m in a fairly conservative area I m pleased to see many copies are currently checked out

  8. says:

    Sid is an ordinary kid Murphy is his dog, who thinks Sid is Supreme Almighty Ruler, Super duper, boss, and king of absolutely everything Murphy thinks when thing go bad, he must have somehow made me mad Happy things get understood as his reward for being good However, Sid claims, It isn t true I m not in charge That most things happen justbecause However, Sid isn t sure Murphy would be as good, if Murphy understood

  9. says:

    This book is a legitimate introduction to kids about the idea that there is no god I would actually recommend it for atheist parents if they ever asked me for a book that represented where they were coming from metaphysically.

  10. says:

    Me Dog was created by Gene Weingarten writer and Eric Shansby illustrator Representative of the story, the end pages show scenes of interconnectedness between the main character and his dog Within these uniform end pages, there are four rows of the main character and his dog connected by ampersands Within the borderless frames of the story, there is a lot of empty space on each scene This relates to some of the themes present in the story What is our place in the world What is Me Dog was created by Gene Weingarten writer and Eric Shansby illustrator Representative of the story, the end pages show scenes of interconnectedness between the main character and his dog Within these uniform end pages, there are four rows of the main character and his dog connected by ampersands Within the borderless frames of the story, there is a lot of empty space on each scene This relates to some of the themes present in the story What is our place in the world What is love There are allusions to believing or not believing in a higher being The boy sees that he is his dog s protector in the world almost like a god From thinking about his dog s perspective, the boy contemplates his place in the world and with his dog Within each illustration, the characters are at the forefront of the illustration The main character s images are magnified in some pictures and reduced in size in other pictures This is done to intensify the action situation the character is in each page In addition, the lack of a border suggestsfreedom, possibly a metaphor of the child s life Through various scenes, the background colors change within the book, but on the outside of the book, the blue dust jacket is the same as the book cover in color and images hues of blues As the story progresses the images become less confused which leads up to the conclusion One side is void of an image, but the opposite opening page has both characters together This is final image is very similar to the book cover except the protagonist is looking at his dog with a smile

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