Is There a Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz
  

Is There a Dog in This Book?

Written by Viviane Schwarz
Illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

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Winner of the Children’s Book Award 2016, Books for Younger Children category With an irresistible story that directly involves the reader, this book's clever design and bright, gestural illustrations make for a LOT of fun for cat (and dog) lovers! It is a completely interactive book brimming over with all kinds of fantastic flaps and fabulous flips that reveal lots of little surprises and jokes for children to enjoy and even for parents to share with their toddlers too!

Synopsis

Is There a Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz

Another brilliantly interactive book full of flaps and surprises from the award-winning creator of There Are Cats in this Book and There Are No Cats in this Book.

Tiny, Moonpie and Andre smell something funny ...but what can it be? Wait, hang on a second, is it a DOG? Is there a dog in this book?! Oh no! The cats are scared of dogs! Dogs are snappy and yappy, smelly and noisy and ...they hate cats. So, they all try and hide from him - behind the couch, under the piano, in the wardrobe...Will the little doggy ever find them? An irresistibly fun book for cat (and dog) lovers!

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Stylish, quirky illustrations. -- Carousel Carousel Another brilliantly interactive book full of flaps and surprise. The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide This inventive interactive book is such fun! [...] Children will love to lift the unusually shaped flaps to see what is revealed and they will love the simple but stylish illustrations which are full of expressiveness. Parents in Touch This hilarious book is full of interactive extras to keep animal-loving kids entertained. Your Cat Magazine The author's style is deft and witty and pre-schoolers will chuckle each time they see what each flap reveals Families Magazine

About the Author

Viviane Schwarz

Viviane Schwarz was chosen as one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011. She is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books The Adventures of a Nose and Shark and Lobster's Amazing Undersea Adventure. She lives in London.

About me:

I was born in Hannover, Germany, but my family moved to a smaller town almost at once. I somehow worked out how to read when I was four, and by the trick of holding the books upside down I managed to hide that skill for some time, so I got to read some really exciting books before school. School wasn't so exciting, but I managed to read more books under the table secretly. I had trouble staying awake and often fell asleep during exams because I had such adventurous dreams at night.

After thirteen years of school, which seemed like a very long time, I really felt like going somewhere else. I decided to go to England because I figured that I'd learned good English from reading lots of American science fiction novels. In England, I learned for the first time that there are other exciting things besides reading books, for example swimming in the sea and running around town with friends looking for things to make art out of (I'd enrolled in an art college). I decided not to go back, and now I live in London which is a bit too far away from the sea but otherwise very nice.

I spend my days writing, drawing, making toys and going on exploring missions - well, walks. Sometimes I still read books, too, but only one at a time now.

Things you didn't know about Viviane Schwarz:

1. I always wear lipstick for difficult work, because it makes me feel more serious. Sometimes I wear it on my nose.

2. There are eight pet birds flying around in my house.

3. I don't put my really scary ideas into picture books. Instead I write long ghost novels which I keep in a box.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Viviane Schwarz
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Author's Website

www.vivianeschwarz.co.uk/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th November 2015

ISBN

9781406360905

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