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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Ezra Stein Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9781490632810
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Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein has fans old and new at his command with this comical dog’s-eye view of having a best friend.

Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can’t reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it. And the poor little chap follows him home. What can the dog do but get a lead so he can take the chap around?

Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sweet and funny role reversal…An ode to the transformative joy of companionship.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Stein’s role reversal is deliciously fun, and what makes it sing is the bulldog’s confiding tone, and the way Stein telegraphs a range of emotions—exasperation, resignation, and pure joy.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The typical pet picture book is turned on its ear in this witty and charming story. … Young readers will get a kick out of the reversed human-pet roles…Minimal text makes this a great read-aloud for listeners with short attention spans, while the humor will tickle older kids and grown-ups.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An independent dog teaches his human a few tricks in this amusing role reversal…A charming person-as-pet story that will leave dog lovers chuckling.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The popular viewpoint-reversal gag is particularly amusing here, with some excellent silliness in the dog’s solitary habits (‘When I look in the mirror, I lick my own face because I am so happy to see me’) and some genuine and funny legitimacy in the dog’s take on the situation…The round-headed, gray-spotted pup is aggressively cute, with a bit of bulldoggish fang showing at times, while the human he adopts is a wonderfully hapless grownup man with a stuck-in-the-’70s vibe…An enjoyable and deftly crafted joke.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • “‘Who is the person in this relationship and who is the pet?’ Stein makes amusing, adorable hay from this idea in this tale of an independent doggie who doesn’t need a person—well, not at first…When the dog says, ‘I’ve grown attached to the little fella,’ the duo’s affection for each other is palpable. A fitting celebration of opinionated pups everywhere.”


  • “Dog-loving parents will be reading this one over and over—and will never tire of it.”

    Horn Book

  • “Do kids (and adults) need another dog book? The answer, as any dog lover will tell you, is a resounding yes, especially when the book is created by the talented David Ezra Stein…I’m My Own Dog reminds us delightfully once again, dogs also make excellent best friends.”


  • “Themes of strong-willed children and the development of friendship are cleverly handled with lightness and fun…You will want to read this over and over!”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Narrator Richard Poe injects an unhurried canine dignity into this tale of a dog who announces his independence…Listeners of all ages will recall the joys of having a best friend.”


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About the Author

David Ezra Stein is the author and illustrator of Because Amelia Smiled and Interrupting Chicken, which won a Caldecott Honor. He lives with his family in Kew Gardens, New York.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.