Doodle Dog

Doodle Dog

by Frank Rodgers
     
 

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Sam knew he couldn't have a real dog of his own, but his mum drew him a picture - a 'Doodle' she called it - of a beutiful black and white puppy. Sam took it bed with him that night. The next morning he was woken by a strange tickly feeling on his cheek. Even before he opened his eyes he knew it was 'Doodle Dog'.  See more details below

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Sam knew he couldn't have a real dog of his own, but his mum drew him a picture - a 'Doodle' she called it - of a beutiful black and white puppy. Sam took it bed with him that night. The next morning he was woken by a strange tickly feeling on his cheek. Even before he opened his eyes he knew it was 'Doodle Dog'.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K-- Sam yearns for a dog but his mother tells him that ``an apartment is no place to keep a dog.'' She suggests he draw a picture of one, a doodle as she calls it. Sam does, and takes his ``doodle'' to bed with him. In the morning, he is awakened by something licking his face. His drawing has come to life and Sam naturally names his pet Doodle. The story, told in simple declarative sentences, leaves readers wondering whether Doodle is part of Sam's imagination or a magical dog who appears at will. The colored-pencil illustrations have been blended to produce a pleasing softness. Sam and his mother have the ruddy, apple-cheeked quality found in the classic cartoons of the 1950s, and the various cows, chickens, and pigs Sam and Doodle meet on the farm also have a charming plumpness. Overall, the illustrations reflect a sunny, secure world in which a young boy's dreams can come true. The layout of text and illustrations blends nicely together with an eye-catching mix of large and small drawings. A simple story, appealingly told and illustrated. --Denise Anton Wright, Library Book Selection Service, Inc., Bloomington, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625178381
Publisher:
Hungry Horse
Publication date:
05/05/2015
Series:
Dreams , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
30
File size:
15 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Frank is a well-respected UK children’s author and illustrator of over twenty-five years experience. He has written and illustrated over seventy books of his own and illustrated more than thirty by other authors. His books have been published by Penguin, Hodder, Bloomsbury, Scholastic and others and cover the whole primary school age-range - children from three to eleven years old. He has produced picture books, early readers, books for confident readers, novels and non-fiction and has been published in many countries including the US, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia and China. His books have appeared on UK library award short-lists, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Top Fifty lists, Puffin’s Guide to the Seventy Best Books for Children, Book Trust’s Best Books of the Year and have been adapted for radio, television and audiobook. ‘The Bunk-Bed Bus’ was chosen to appear on the first SATS (Standard Attainment Test) list in English schools, “Pirate Penguins’ was shortlisted for the first Telford Libraries Prize, ‘Doodle Dog’ was short-listed for the Nottinghamshire Libraries Award, ’The Witch’s Dog’ was chosen as one of the best books of the year by Book Trust, ’Mr Croc’s Clock’ was chosen as one of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Top Fifty Books. ‘Eyetooth’ was adapted for audiobooks by the BBC, ‘The Intergalactic Kitchen’ was broadcast as a BBC children’s tv series and an animated tv series was produced based on his best-selling ‘The Witch’s Dog’ books. Magic spells, pirates, witches, robots, aliens, flying dogs, swashbuckling penguins… they’re all here… plus a dynamic granny and a vegetarian vampire!

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