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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!
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
fun interactive book
Bella decides to take her dog out for a nice, peaceful stroll. Together they saunter across the page but low and behold she makes it across but her dog mysteriously disappears into the gutter of the book. Oh my. Bella is puzzled and confused. How can that be? How can she find her dog and get him back? Along comes Bella's friend Ben and when he asks her what's up she tells him "this book just at my dog." Story on...... It's Ben to the rescue, or so he thinks! In his attempt to get to the source of the mystery, he too vaporizes into the gutter. Oh my! Along come the first responders to try their luck and guess what? Yep, in they go too. Finally Bella, the last character standing, has had enough and, ... ooooh noooo!!! Gone! This clever, smart girl then realizes how hopeless she and her commrads are, so brilliantly she tosses a note to the reader to please help them out (literally). Will the readers take her seriously? Can they possibility bring the characters back from the gutter safely? This ingenious, interactive book makes the reader part of the story. How fun is that? Kids will love to be the super heroes and save the day! The illustrations are kid-friendly and engaging. "The Book Just Ate My Dog" is a wonderful twist on the phrase...the dog just ate my homework. Both young and old will get a kick out of this delightful tale.
I really enjoyed this creative story of what happens when the book itself is a major character. I think it's a wonderful book for reading outloud, and I strongly recommended it to a number of people that work with preschool children.