The Dog Book by Lorenzo Clerici

The Dog Book

Written by Lorenzo Clerici
Illustrated by Lorenzo Clerici
Part of the Minibombo Series

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Walker Books’ new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Dog Book readers are invited to look after their very own puppy. The more interaction readers have with him, the better, so you’re invited to name him, wake him up, give him a good scratch, train him to sit and throw him a ball for him. It’s lots of fun, and no wonder the puppy is ready for bed again after a busy day. Despite the simplicity of images and layout, this is a sophisticated little book that celebrates and subverts the nature of the picture book. ~ Andrea Reece

There's a companion title for cat lovers too!


The Dog Book by Lorenzo Clerici

I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. If you have always wanted a pet, but your parents have never let you ...this is the book for you. Because, inside the pages of this book, your new dog awaits. Isn't he cute? Just look at him wag his tail! As a pet-owner, it's your job to wake him up (call out his name), rub his belly (with your finger) and clean him up when he gets muddy (your t-shirt makes a great towel!). It's hard work - phew! - but it's so much fun. From minibombo, the creators of The White Book and Black Cat, White Cat comes a playful picture book that cleverly encourages you to interact with the physicality of the page itself, and a book that will, with your imagination, bring a tail-wagging, ear-scratching dog to life. Woof!

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I am an enthusiast where the Minibombo series is concerned and these two are full of interactive fun. * Red Reading Hub *

About the Author

Lorenzo Clerici creates videos and animations for Studio TIWI. He also helps run and create books for minibombo, an Italian children's publishing house dedicated to making young, innovative and graphic picture books. Other minibombo books include The White Book, Black Cat, White Cat, Open Up, Please!, Shapes, Reshape! and Shapes at Play. He lives between Cesate and Reggio Emilia in Italy, and is known as Dudi to all his friends.

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Book Info


32 pages


Lorenzo Clerici
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd March 2017




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