illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld
On Sale: 08/07/2018
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illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld
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This charming picture book, from the author-illustrator of The Rabbit Listened, follows an adorable stray puppy who exemplifies what it truly means to be a “good dog.”
“Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person.”—The New York Times Book Review
When a puppy in need of a friend follows a kind girl into town, he lands himself into all sorts of trouble. He gets lost. He’s nearly run over. And he gets chased out of a bakery for being a “bad dog.”
But when the pup and the girl reunite in the park and she leaves behind her favorite doll, the puppy has a chance to prove just what a good dog he really is!
This heartwarming story told with bold, beautiful illustrations and sparse text is a perfect read-aloud book and great for beginning readers.
Families who enjoyed Kelly DiPucchio’s bestselling Gaston, Patrick McDonnell’s lovable characters, and Mike Twohy’s award-winning Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! will fall in love with Cori Doerrfeld’s Good Dog.
- ISBN: 9780062662866
- ISBN 10: 0062662864
- Imprint: HarperCollins
- On Sale: 08/07/2018
- Trimsize: 9.00 in (w) x 9.00 in (h) x 0.25 in (d)
- Pages: 40
- List Price: 17.99 USD
- Ages: 4 to 8
- BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
- BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
- BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pets
Praise for Good Dog: ★ “The pup’s struggles and emotions are ingeniously conveyed. This delightful story will appeal to everyone from younger preschoolers to new readers to dog lovers of any age.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person.” - New York Times Book Review
“Doerrfeld’s spreads recall Lauren Castillo’s, with friendly figures outlined in soft black. This dose of cuteness also provides a tale of heroism, in which the stray dog’s watchfulness and initiative earn it a new chance at life.” - Publishers Weekly
“The artwork is charming. A heartwarming story with lovable characters that’s certain to charm young readers.” - School Library Journal
“Certain to pluck heartstrings. This book deserves to have a forever home on children’s bookshelves.” - The Missourian
Praise for The Rabbit Listened: ★ “A story that’s wise, funny, and easy to take to heart.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★ “This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ ”This is a delightful picture book with a lot of meaning.” - School Library Connection (starred review)