On a hot, hot day, a good old dog just has to get some relief! Around the steamy country lanes, he sniffs and searches until he finds a chauffeur washing a shiny car, a baker scrubbing some sticky pans, and a florist spraying a pink bouquet. they're all getting ready for a country wedding, and this overheated pup just wants to plunge into the fun-and water! but will the wedding party in their fancy finery welcome this gotta-be-cool pooch? Zany characters, zingy lines, and high-spirited scenes abound in this witty and affectionate story by author elise broach and New York Times best illustrated book Award winner David Catrow.
About the Author
Elise Broach lives in Easton, Connecticut. David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio.
What People are Saying About This
Exuberant pencil-and-watercolor illustrations practically bounce off the page in this delightful read-aloud...(School Library Journal)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book tells about Living Things, a dog, who is searching for a cool spot and is continually turned away until a baby accepts him. It has some feeling but can better be used for its unique punctuation and sound words. A text innovation on this book could include telling a story about an animal in your own life and continually using the same adjectives to describe the animal. Repetition and the use of onomatopoeia words as well as dashes and elipses are helpful in effectively crafting the writing.