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Little dog Waldo and big dog Sassy are the best at what they do. They keep out squirrels and imminent intruders. They make sure there are no stray meatballs or muffin crumbs in the kitchen. And most of all, they protect their boy, Stewart. But something is wrong. Every day Stewart trudges off to an awful place called school. The dogs know it's awful because Stewart's paren Little dog Waldo and big dog Sassy are the best at what they do. They keep out squirrels and imminent intruders. They make sure there are no stray meatballs or muffin crumbs in the kitchen. And most of all, they protect their boy, Stewart. But something is wrong. Every day Stewart trudges off to an awful place called school. The dogs know it's awful because Stewart's parents ask him what he does at school, and he says, "Nothing." And he smells like a weird mixture of boredom and anxiety. They have to save him! Plus maybe there's an evil overlord! Or a squirrel! Waldo and Sassy hatch a plan to save Stewart by disguising themselves as a human. They can be a new student! Have they figured out any other aspect of their plan? Nope. They'll just figure it out as they go along. That's sure to work. But they find out that being a human student isn't quite what they imagined. There's gym (frisbee!), music (singing!), an alleged bully, and a teacher who is deeply suspicious of this new student. And best of all, they get lunch. This book kicks off the "Two Dogs in a Trench Coat" series. Be sure to read to learn if Waldo and Sassy can save Stewart from the evil overlord, if they can use their sad puppy eyes to get more than one lunch, and if they can get all the humans to think they're good dogs without actually revealing the fact that they are, you know, dogs.


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Little dog Waldo and big dog Sassy are the best at what they do. They keep out squirrels and imminent intruders. They make sure there are no stray meatballs or muffin crumbs in the kitchen. And most of all, they protect their boy, Stewart. But something is wrong. Every day Stewart trudges off to an awful place called school. The dogs know it's awful because Stewart's paren Little dog Waldo and big dog Sassy are the best at what they do. They keep out squirrels and imminent intruders. They make sure there are no stray meatballs or muffin crumbs in the kitchen. And most of all, they protect their boy, Stewart. But something is wrong. Every day Stewart trudges off to an awful place called school. The dogs know it's awful because Stewart's parents ask him what he does at school, and he says, "Nothing." And he smells like a weird mixture of boredom and anxiety. They have to save him! Plus maybe there's an evil overlord! Or a squirrel! Waldo and Sassy hatch a plan to save Stewart by disguising themselves as a human. They can be a new student! Have they figured out any other aspect of their plan? Nope. They'll just figure it out as they go along. That's sure to work. But they find out that being a human student isn't quite what they imagined. There's gym (frisbee!), music (singing!), an alleged bully, and a teacher who is deeply suspicious of this new student. And best of all, they get lunch. This book kicks off the "Two Dogs in a Trench Coat" series. Be sure to read to learn if Waldo and Sassy can save Stewart from the evil overlord, if they can use their sad puppy eyes to get more than one lunch, and if they can get all the humans to think they're good dogs without actually revealing the fact that they are, you know, dogs.

30 review for Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kari

    This book was dumb. It had many plot issues. One dog could speak human, the other dog was surprised by this but then suddenly, inexplicably is able to do the same with zero reasoning why. The “problem” in the story (waiting too long to work on a big project for school) is solved by doing it last minute and still getting an A++. Not the best lesson for a book to teach... the idea that two dogs in a trench coat could fool 9 year olds, the teacher, principal and secretary for days is far fetched as This book was dumb. It had many plot issues. One dog could speak human, the other dog was surprised by this but then suddenly, inexplicably is able to do the same with zero reasoning why. The “problem” in the story (waiting too long to work on a big project for school) is solved by doing it last minute and still getting an A++. Not the best lesson for a book to teach... the idea that two dogs in a trench coat could fool 9 year olds, the teacher, principal and secretary for days is far fetched as well. Overall not impressed.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Waldo and Sassy are hard working dogs who scour the floor for meatballs and keep their humans' house safe from squirrels every day, even when the humans give them the Breakfast of Distraction and escape every day. They worry about their boy, Stewart, who seems very sad to go to school, so they work out a plan to get into the building and check out Stewart's evil overlords. Luckily, Waldo can speak human, so when he shows up at school wearing a trench coat and blaming all E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Waldo and Sassy are hard working dogs who scour the floor for meatballs and keep their humans' house safe from squirrels every day, even when the humans give them the Breakfast of Distraction and escape every day. They worry about their boy, Stewart, who seems very sad to go to school, so they work out a plan to get into the building and check out Stewart's evil overlords. Luckily, Waldo can speak human, so when he shows up at school wearing a trench coat and blaming all of his quirks on the fact that he is from Liver, Ohio, the teachers and students all believe that he is the new student, Salty. The biggest problem that Stewart is facing is that he hasn't done any work on his big project, and has even lost the Information Sheet about it, which spells certain doom. Once Waldo and Sassy get accustomed to the school routine (piles of meat for lunch!), they try to help Stewart with his project. They decide that squirrels are a great topic, and manage to put together a project that saves the day. There is a sequel in the works! Strengths: Even though this book would be easy enough for strong first grade readers to enjoy, it has a ton of funny jokes that will amuse adults as well. I love finding books like Stick Dog that incorporate both elements-- it's like whole wheat, organic toaster pastries sweetened with stevia. I read huge passages to my daughters, who agreed that Waldo and Sassy's voice sounds exactly like our dog Sylvie's, and we have taken to saying "tiny carrots wrapped in bacon" at every available opportunity. The parents' descriptions of being at work and playing with office supplies were hysterical as well. Plus... squirrels! Weaknesses: I strongly suspect that this will be a paper-over-boards binding, which will mean getting a copy from Perma-Bound because this is too good a book to let fall apart within a year! What I really think: Willing to spend a little more money and time on acquiring good bindings on quality notebook novels like Stick Dog, Big Nate and this book. Slightly annoyed at the publishers, but still glad of the books!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Karina

    This is such a fun and funny book! Sure to please new readers. Love all of the food references!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Margo Tanenbaum

    Great new series for ages 8-12 who are fans of books like Captain Underpants or Bad Kitty.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Maybe my expectations were too high going in? The premise sounds hilarious, but it just didn't work for me. Also it got annoying that every time a food was mentioned it was in bold. Somehow seeing the word "meat" in bold ten times on a page lacks appeal. I know the story is from the dogs' perspective, but it seemed unnecessary, and if you're going to do that why not bold everything that would excite a dog, like squirrel? (and there were a ton of squirrels I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Maybe my expectations were too high going in? The premise sounds hilarious, but it just didn't work for me. Also it got annoying that every time a food was mentioned it was in bold. Somehow seeing the word "meat" in bold ten times on a page lacks appeal. I know the story is from the dogs' perspective, but it seemed unnecessary, and if you're going to do that why not bold everything that would excite a dog, like squirrel? (and there were a ton of squirrels) However, I would totally recommend this book to anyone looking for an easier chapter book who enjoys dogs doing silly things.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dylan

    If you judge this book by its cover or its title, you won't be disappointed. Surprisingly, the book manages to be funny and remain funny throughout its entirety - truly an impressive feat in a children's book. I think this will be a popular title among younger readers. If you judge this book by its cover or its title, you won't be disappointed. Surprisingly, the book manages to be funny and remain funny throughout its entirety - truly an impressive feat in a children's book. I think this will be a popular title among younger readers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bridget Neace

    DNF. Because seriously? I'm expected to buy that seeing a figure wearing a trench coat with a DOG'S head doesn't clue people in on the fact that the figure is a dog? I will suspend my disbelief for many things, but not this. DNF. Because seriously? I'm expected to buy that seeing a figure wearing a trench coat with a DOG'S head doesn't clue people in on the fact that the figure is a dog? I will suspend my disbelief for many things, but not this.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Eti

    Absolutely necessary reading right now. I needed the joyful, hilarious hijinks of Sassy and Waldo as they go to school to take care of their boy, Stewart - and try to understand the strange thing that is school - excelling at gym and lunch, of course... I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Oliver Wyman but feels like a full cast. (I also have been attending Julie's instagram live reading, which are also giving me life.) If you're looking for a hilarious, distracting, wonderful book t Absolutely necessary reading right now. I needed the joyful, hilarious hijinks of Sassy and Waldo as they go to school to take care of their boy, Stewart - and try to understand the strange thing that is school - excelling at gym and lunch, of course... I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Oliver Wyman but feels like a full cast. (I also have been attending Julie's instagram live reading, which are also giving me life.) If you're looking for a hilarious, distracting, wonderful book to share with readers of all ages, I highly recommend the entire Two Dogs in a Trench Coat series!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jaclyn

    *I received an ARC of this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review* I couldn't get into this book. It sounded funny, but as an adult, I didn't think it was. I could see how children would find the ridiculousness of two dogs in a trench coat going to school and the slapstick humor funny. The plot seemed to be all over the place and was too unbelievable for me to follow with any enjoyment. A dog that can talk? How do the adults not even realize they're not humans? I'll share with my kids, *I received an ARC of this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review* I couldn't get into this book. It sounded funny, but as an adult, I didn't think it was. I could see how children would find the ridiculousness of two dogs in a trench coat going to school and the slapstick humor funny. The plot seemed to be all over the place and was too unbelievable for me to follow with any enjoyment. A dog that can talk? How do the adults not even realize they're not humans? I'll share with my kids, but it won't be a book I pull out to recommend.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cherie Gilmore

    2019-2020 Bluebonnet nominee. My daughter enjoyed this book as she said it had a funny concept with dogs going to school. Fans of Captain Underpants will probably love this book as well. As an adult, I didn’t find the story pulled me in. I also couldn’t imagine how a talking dog could go to school. Surely someone would notice a hairy student with a snout. However, I would still recommend this to elementary aged readers. I enjoyed the humor throughout the book. I just wouldn’t chose this one to r 2019-2020 Bluebonnet nominee. My daughter enjoyed this book as she said it had a funny concept with dogs going to school. Fans of Captain Underpants will probably love this book as well. As an adult, I didn’t find the story pulled me in. I also couldn’t imagine how a talking dog could go to school. Surely someone would notice a hairy student with a snout. However, I would still recommend this to elementary aged readers. I enjoyed the humor throughout the book. I just wouldn’t chose this one to read by myself.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    Sassy and Waldo, Stewart’s dogs and stars of the book, are endearing characters. Keeping up with them and their school journey was fun. I think Stewart has an easy time due to his helpful dogs, and I wish he would be held accountable more. Alas, cute story.

  12. 5 out of 5

    PrincessOfParis

    I love this book it was amazing 😻 I loved how the dogs both thought it was prison but it really wasn’t it was the school that Stewart was going to!!! Anyways I love this book (as I said in the first sentence) so please read this for me and love it 😍!!!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Niki (Daydream Reader)

    This book is just pure fun! So hilarious! We need more silly chapter books in the world!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jen Van Fleet

    Kyndel’s review: This book is super funny with two dogs who sneak into school to help Stewart. My favorite part was when Stewart gave his chaotic presentation!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Eileen W

    These books were just ok for me, but my 9 year old daughter found them entertaining.....so I'll bump it up a star since she's in the target reading age, and I clearly am not! These books were just ok for me, but my 9 year old daughter found them entertaining.....so I'll bump it up a star since she's in the target reading age, and I clearly am not!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Hilarious for kids and adults

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    I really liked this book and it was a good fit for me

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    Very cute, very fun partial-graphic novel about two clever dogs who miss their boy so decide to disguise themselves and join him at school. Some of the absurdist commentary may go over the heads of younger readers, but parents will enjoy the jokes.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Dannie Moore

    Julie Falatko is at it again with this amazing and hilarious chapter book! From the perspective of dogs, Falatko has captured the thought process of a dog (as humans perceive it, anyway) beautifully. Even the writing style feels as though a dog wrote the book. It's truly a canine masterpiece that had me giggling from cover to cover. Meatball! Julie Falatko is at it again with this amazing and hilarious chapter book! From the perspective of dogs, Falatko has captured the thought process of a dog (as humans perceive it, anyway) beautifully. Even the writing style feels as though a dog wrote the book. It's truly a canine masterpiece that had me giggling from cover to cover. Meatball!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Dulaney

    This nominee for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award had me laughing out loud and will likely have many of my 4th and 5th graders moving into “guffaw” territory. Sassy and Waldo take their dog-jobs very seriously, but that is the only thing that gets that adverb! These two are determined to keep the house squirrel free and to get to the bottom of Stewart’s problem with that dreaded place called School. Author Julie Falatko has them dressing up in an old trench coat and waltzing into Bea Arthur This nominee for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award had me laughing out loud and will likely have many of my 4th and 5th graders moving into “guffaw” territory. Sassy and Waldo take their dog-jobs very seriously, but that is the only thing that gets that adverb! These two are determined to keep the house squirrel free and to get to the bottom of Stewart’s problem with that dreaded place called School. Author Julie Falatko has them dressing up in an old trench coat and waltzing into Bea Arthur Elementary as a new, albeit furry, student who just happens to have recently gained the art of speech and just happens to land in their young human’s class. Along with crazy squirrels, big projects, productive trips to the cafeteria and an interesting connection with Bax the Bully, Falatko liberally sprinkles figurative language and great vocabulary amid rich context. Readers will easily discern the meanings of words like vigilant, feisty and nonchalant while teachers will have ample material for reinforcing the use of sensory language, similes and onomatopoeia (imminent intruders and flourishing fluff, being only two examples of the later). I will be reading from the end of page 12 through page 16 as a promo for this excellent launch into a new series that already has a book 2 available and number 3 right on the horizon, but I may have to practice it several times to avoid snorting with laughter as I try to engage my students. Highly recommended with no warnings on content for read aloud or independently in grades 2-5, especially if those students are fans of Vernon’s Hamster Princess and Dragon Breath books or Cronin’s Chicken Squad series.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*

    Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Colin Jack, 192 pages. CHAPTER BOOK. Scholastic Press, 2018. $10. BUYING ADVISORY: EL – ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH Scruffy terrier Waldo and a nap-loving bulldog Sassy love their boy, Stewart, and are great at protecting their home from potential squirrel invaders, but they are worried for him. Every evening he arrives home with a weird smell of boredom and anxiety. After failing to block his morning departures, they manag Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Colin Jack, 192 pages. CHAPTER BOOK. Scholastic Press, 2018. $10. BUYING ADVISORY: EL – ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH Scruffy terrier Waldo and a nap-loving bulldog Sassy love their boy, Stewart, and are great at protecting their home from potential squirrel invaders, but they are worried for him. Every evening he arrives home with a weird smell of boredom and anxiety. After failing to block his morning departures, they manage to escape the back yard and follow his trail to this place called school. Since the alpha humans at the school don’t seem to want to let dogs in, they don a trench coat, and pretend to be a new student. No one but Stewart can see through their disguise, and it turns out that the dogs are a hit! From the lunchroom to the music room, everyone loves them. Everyone, that is, except Stewart. It is over-the-top silliness, perfect for young readers. All the food words have their own font, as do Waldo’s words when he speaks human. The bantering between the dogs is hilarious, and their perspectives on the school experience is, too. Their incredible sense of smell and their obsession with squirrels manage to come into play many times. P.K.Foster, MLS, school librarian https://kissthebookjr.blogspot.com/20...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Funny and ridiculous transitional book (chapter book/middle grade). Colin Jack's illustrations were perfect. Some of the dialogue and how it was indicated was a bit confusing, though. Funny and ridiculous transitional book (chapter book/middle grade). Colin Jack's illustrations were perfect. Some of the dialogue and how it was indicated was a bit confusing, though.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Caufman

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I wanted to like this book. I wanted to laugh. But I didn't. It starts off well...two dogs worried about their human and why this thing called school is making him miserable so they dress up as a new student to investigate. But when none of the humans figure out that Salty is really two dogs things went down hill for me. The class has a big research project they need to do and the boy never asks his teacher for help and when he loses the sheet he doesn't ask for a new one. The night before the p I wanted to like this book. I wanted to laugh. But I didn't. It starts off well...two dogs worried about their human and why this thing called school is making him miserable so they dress up as a new student to investigate. But when none of the humans figure out that Salty is really two dogs things went down hill for me. The class has a big research project they need to do and the boy never asks his teacher for help and when he loses the sheet he doesn't ask for a new one. The night before the project is due he decides to do the project on squirrels and base it on the facts his DOGS tell him which he gets and A++ on! The humor just did not work for me.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Natasia

    This was fun, I think that kids will like it and find it funny. Probably a good recommendation for kids that like the I, Funny series or Dan Gutman.

  25. 4 out of 5

    AMY

    185 pgs. Funny story about a couple of dogs who make a plan to go to their owner's school and see what they can learn. Humorous and funny illustrations throughout. The first time I read it, I was not impressed for some silly reason. I gave a second shot and I actually enjoyed it. There are moments when I laughed out loud. Great fun! I reserve the right to change my mind and this one is definitely worth a read. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Highly recommended for Grades 4-5. 185 pgs. Funny story about a couple of dogs who make a plan to go to their owner's school and see what they can learn. Humorous and funny illustrations throughout. The first time I read it, I was not impressed for some silly reason. I gave a second shot and I actually enjoyed it. There are moments when I laughed out loud. Great fun! I reserve the right to change my mind and this one is definitely worth a read. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Highly recommended for Grades 4-5.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2018.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Is it hilarious? Of course. It's by Julie Falatko! Is it hilarious? Of course. It's by Julie Falatko!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ingrid

    A silly and funny book that kids are sure to enjoy.

  29. 4 out of 5

    R.J.

    I picked up this ARC from the publisher's booth at North Texas Teen Book Festival. I had no idea what to expect -- but it was actually pretty cute! It's a VERY good depiction of "dog logic," though things did get a bit repetitive at times. Overall, it was pretty funny, and I think kids will enjoy it more than I did. I'm a little bit obsessed with the idea of Squirreltown. That was probably my favorite part of the book. (Dog lore! I love that the dogs have their own belief system.) I mostly read Ad I picked up this ARC from the publisher's booth at North Texas Teen Book Festival. I had no idea what to expect -- but it was actually pretty cute! It's a VERY good depiction of "dog logic," though things did get a bit repetitive at times. Overall, it was pretty funny, and I think kids will enjoy it more than I did. I'm a little bit obsessed with the idea of Squirreltown. That was probably my favorite part of the book. (Dog lore! I love that the dogs have their own belief system.) I mostly read Adult and YA books, but one trend that bothers me in kids'/MG lit is how adults are often ignorant/useless/etc. The adults in this book are both of those things and more, which annoyed me a little bit, but most of them play such small roles that it didn't really matter. The only adult we saw a lot of, Ms. Twohey, was entirely too trusting of this weird new student in a trench coat, but was less annoying than the parents, school admin, and other random adults who popped up in the book. I also didn't love how almost every food item was in bold -- maybe the inconsistency will be fixed in the final edition, but a) it wasn't bolded every time, and I couldn't find the logic of when it was/wasn't, and b) it got kind of distracting after awhile. At first it was cute, since I could hear the dogs' voices putting extra emphasis on meatball and stray cheese but it got old about 10 pages in. To end on a positive note... I love how seriously the dogs took their "job" of protecting the house from squirrels. Have you seen even one squirrel in your house lately?! No? That's because your dog is A GOOD DOG!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Croaning

    This is a great book for young readers who are ready to read longer chapter books but still rely on illustrations to help them decode or tackle longer text. The story is silly and fun and could appeal to Captain Underpants fans. Chapter book, fiction by Julie Falatko; illustrated by Colin Jack Scholastic Press, 2018 4 out of 5 stars Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School is the first book in what will be a series featuring Sassy and Waldo. The two dogs are a lovable pair who unwittingly make the wor This is a great book for young readers who are ready to read longer chapter books but still rely on illustrations to help them decode or tackle longer text. The story is silly and fun and could appeal to Captain Underpants fans. Chapter book, fiction by Julie Falatko; illustrated by Colin Jack Scholastic Press, 2018 4 out of 5 stars Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School is the first book in what will be a series featuring Sassy and Waldo. The two dogs are a lovable pair who unwittingly make the world a better place, which is the roles dogs are meant to play in the world. Sassy and Waldo usually spend their days protecting their house from evil squirrels, but when they notice their boy, Stewart, goes to a place called "school" every day and doesn't seem to have any fun, they set out to rescue him. There is plenty of humor as the dogs convince administrators, teachers, and other students that they are a new kid who just moved in from Liver, Ohio. Schools seems like a great place to Sassy and Waldo, who love PE, figure out how to get extra MEAT in the cafeteria, and even befriend the school bully. It is funny how all the things that Stewart dislikes, the dogs find to be wonderful. The Two Dogs stories are funny and will appeal to young readers who enjoy goofy stories. The numerous illustrations -- almost one on every page -- help support those kids who need more support in reading longer text and building reading stamina. Teachers and parents who are looking to move kids away from Captain Underpants or graphic novels might like this series.

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