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The bedtime book for dogs
Littlefield, Bruce
Easy Picture Book LITTLEF

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In lifestyle expert Littlefield's picture book debut, a brown-and-white dog addresses readers (human and canine) directly, narrating a story about a solo outing he takes one day because his owner, aka "friend," is busy. The dog is responsible ("He fetched his leash. [He could carry it himself]") and conscientious ("He stopped at the corner, looked both ways... then crossed the street"), but because he has no friend with him, he finds the park lonely: "The good dog found a stick. But there was no friend to throw it." With its thick outlines, bright colors, beady canine eyes, and endearing dog's-eye viewpoint, debut illustrator Heath's artwork recalls Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash's Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug (2007) and its companion books; blocky, upper-case text gives the pages a feeling that's half comic book, half primer. Words and commands familiar to dogs (lie down, treat, squirrel, good dog) lace the text and provide potential opportunities for interactivity with pets; kids are more likely to be attracted to the art and the novelty of the dog's narration than to the very basic story he tells. All ages. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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