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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Teague Narrator: David de Vries Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Ike Larue is “imprisoned” at the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy, he tries everything to get sent home—weepy letters to his owner, even illness. In reality, Brotweiler is more like camp than prison, but still, Ike’s not cut out for life without Mrs. Larue and his creature comforts. Finally, he runs away only to find himself back in Snort City—just in time to save Mrs. Larue’s life. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A tail-wagger of a book that will have readers howling with amusement.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “David de Vries’ narration catches the humor in the situation. His fluctuating falsetto underscores Mrs. LaRue’s list of complaints, which include howling at the neighbors’ cats and stealing food off the counter…As Ike, he uses a myriad of vocal styles—wheedling, charmingly proper, and pointedly exasperated, for example, in a histrionic display to convince Mrs. LaRue that Ike has always had the best of intentions.”


  • “Charming Ike will likely find a home in many picture-book collections.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tiff | 2/16/2014

    " This is another great example of a picture book for older kids. I think it's perfect for 3rd or 4th grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison Radding | 2/1/2014

    " I love this book! Written through letters from the dog to his owner, this book is witty and fun to read. I read it to my Kindergarten class and paried it with a lesson on how to write a letter. The kids loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laci | 2/1/2014

    " Shows his perception and then what is really happening. In letter format. Makes it worse then it actually is, kids love it. Persuasive letter writing. Gives reasons. Uses bold and capital letters for emphasis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/1/2014

    " Ryan loves this one, written and illustrated by Mark Teague (probably best know for illustrating the How Do Dinosaurs... books). Ike LaRue sends letters to his owner bemoaning the terrible conditions at obedience school. Each page/letter has a black and white illustration that goes along with the letter Ike is writing, as well as a color illustration showing what's really happening. From my perspective it's fun to read and fun to talk about with Ryan. There is at least one other book about Ike that we'll be looking for at the library today. "

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