This book just ate my dog!

Overview

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, This book just ate my dog! is inventive, ingenious, and just pure kid-friendly fun!

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Overview

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, This book just ate my dog! is inventive, ingenious, and just pure kid-friendly fun!

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Editorial Reviews

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Yikes! Accidents happen, but usually not like this. Bella was surprised when her dog disappears into the gutter of the book you are about to read and when she screams for help, things get only worse when the would-be rescuers disappear too! In this picture book, Richard Byrne (The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur) tells a bibliographical tale without equal.

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Praise for This Book Just Ate My Dog!:

"A carnivorous book invites readers to participate." - Kirkus Reviews

"Byrne's comical play on the book's gutter will entertain kids and adults . . . This book will make for a good one-on-one reading, giving children an opportunity to save the day." - School Library Journal

Praise for This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye:

"Witty and warm, Richard Byrne’s This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye brilliantly champions the role of picture books in children’s early life and education. The immediacy in the illustration gives a vibrant quality to this impressive, humorous and slightly post-modern tale." —Children’s Bookseller Choice, The Bookseller

"Boldly illustrated in a unique style . . . This is a story based around young friendships, about being positive and helpful to others and always comfortable being yourself." —We Love This Book

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Praise for This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye:

"Witty and warm, Richard Byrne’s This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye brilliantly champions the role of picture books in children’s early life and education. The immediacy in the illustration gives a vibrant quality to this impressive, humorous and slightly post-modern tale." —Children’s Bookseller Choice, The Bookseller

"Boldly illustrated in a unique style . . . This is a story based around young friendships, about being positive and helpful to others and always comfortable being yourself." —We Love This Book

From the Publisher
Praise for This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye:

"Witty and warm, Richard Byrne’s This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye brilliantly champions the role of picture books in children’s early life and education. The immediacy in the illustration gives a vibrant quality to this impressive, humorous and slightly post-modern tale." —Children’s Bookseller Choice, The Bookseller

"Boldly illustrated in a unique style . . . This is a story based around young friendships, about being positive and helpful to others and always comfortable being yourself." —We Love This Book

School Library Journal
08/01/2014
PreS-Gr 2—This book gives new meaning to pictures being lost in the gutter. Bella takes her dog for a walk across the spread. She makes it to the next page, but her pet doesn't—he begins to disappear into the middle of the book. Bella tells her friend Ben what happened, and he tries to investigate but gets lost himself. A dog rescue car, a fire truck, and a police car all come to help but vanish into the middle as well, so the child finally goes in to check it out herself. A note then appears from Bella, telling readers to turn and shake the book. Everything and everyone come out, and all is set right again—almost. Byrne's comical play on the book's gutter will entertain kids and adults. The subtle background is done in a muted palette so the focus remains on the action and the vivid characters in the foreground. This book will make for a good one-on-one reading, giving children an opportunity to save the day. Pair it with Hervé Tullet's Press Here (Chronicle, 2011) to afford children the chance to participate actively with the story.—Emily E. Lazio, The Smithtown Special Library District, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627790710
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 9/30/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.94 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Byrne is the author and illustrator of the Oxfordshire Book Award–winner The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur. He grew up in Brighton and learned to color at Eastbourne. He worked in graphic design before discovering his true passion in children’s books.

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