Bright, bold, humorous illustrations will capture the reader's attention, and guide them through this amusing story of a noisy day in the life of a big, old, dog. In the end, the dog learns that many things that bark loudly do not bite. The large, clear text has repetitive qualities and a vocabulary level that is geared to the beginning reader. Pre-readers will learn about reactions and associated facial expressions (social cues) by looking at the pictures of the endearing dog. The book highlights adjectives that begin with the letter "S" to describe the dog's responses to noises.Young and old will enjoy this story and want to read it again and again. The book contains an appendix of fun and educational activities. 38 pages. 8"wx10"hx0.10"d.