From the Publisher
Everyone loves Big Dog and Little Dog!
"Pilkey's sweet, simple text and bright illustrations of mild-faced pooches . . . are an irresistible combination."--Publishers Weekly
"Two canine buddies--one pint-size, one humongous--demonstrate the meaning of big and little as they eat, sleep, frolic, and make gentle mischief together in these warmhearted, amusing . . . books."--Parenting Magazine
"The simple sentence structure and repetitive text [are] ideal for those just learning to read."--School Library Journal
Treasured picture books return to delight a new generation of readers. The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog collects five stories about Dav Pilkey's mischievous canines originally published as board books. Big Dog and Little Dog mistake a skunk for a kitty, take a very muddy walk, have a grand time playing with the couch and generally wreak large and small amounts of havoc in this genially naughty compendium (often with a fun twist at the end, such as arriving from the skunk encounter to find a party; the guests are none too happy to greet them). Spare artwork of thick black India ink outlines and solid acrylic colors match the simple text. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Five Big Dog and Little Dog stories previously published are collected here for the pre-reader or early reader. Each previously published book appears now as a chapter in this series of adventures. The first chapter has the dogs being fed, trying to settle down in their separate beds, and then cuddling up together for a good sleep. The second tale has them mistaking a skunk for a kitten and getting a big surprise before returning home in time for a party (to the dismay of their owner and her guests!). Next their owner takes them for a walk during which they play in the mud and puddles. When they return home and are given baths, they are ready to go again. The last two adventures have them chewing up a sofa and finding a sweater for Big Dog to wear just as Little Dog wears his. The simple drawings are thickly outlined in India ink and colored in bright acrylics. The expressions on the dogs' faces are winsome, and the obvious closeness of this seemingly mismatched pair makes for gently humorous entertainment. New readers will learn from the repetition of phrases and will undoubtedly want to read these chapters over and over. 2003, Harcourt,