Author: Byrne, Richard
Brand: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Format: Picture Book
Number Of Pages: 32
Release Date: 30-09-2014
Details: Product Description 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! From School Library Journal 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 Review “Cartoon illustrations in reds and blues and a succinct text work together in an effective design, building the dramatic humor. An illustrator's aim is to keep important parts of the story out of a picture book's gutter, and this funny, interactive book is a superbly self-aware - in more ways than one - exemplar of what not to do.” ―The Horn Book“A lively physical slant on the interactive picture book.” ―BCCB“It's quick, fizzy entertainment, good as a waiting-room read or an addition to the bedtime pile.” ―Publishers Weekly“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 About the Author Richard Byrne is the author and illustrator of This book just ate my dog!, We're in the wrong book!, and This book is out of control! He grew up in Brighton, England, and worked in graphic design before discovering his true passion in children's books.
Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 9.7 x 0.4 inches