I Don't Want A Posh Dog by Emma Dodd

I Don't Want A Posh Dog

Written by Emma Dodd

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Dog lovers everywhere will enjoy the inventive display of different dogs that prove to be unsuitable before at last, an acceptable one is found. A patterned dog, a jump-up-and-flatten dog and a handbag dog are all captured in witty illustrations which match the catchy, rhyming text. And there’s real affection for the dog that is chosen when at last it is found. I don’t want a Cool Cat is out in hardcover to coincide.

And if you like Emma's books you can also read What Pet to Get and I Thought I saw a Dinosaur


I Don't Want A Posh Dog by Emma Dodd

A posh dog, a patterned dog, a handbag dog, a snappy dog...? Children will love imagining what makes the perfect dog - and what doesn't! With a bouncy, rhyming text that's perfect for reading aloud, and witty, vibrant artwork from an award-winning popular artist, this exciting picture book will delight dog lovers young and old - or indeed anyone who wants a pet or loves animals.


Emma Dodd wields words as creatively as she does her paintbrush in I Don't Want a Posh Dog (Orchard, GBP10.99). 'I don't want a patterned dog. A jump-up-and-flatten dog/ I don't want a handbag dog. A tail-not-meant-to-wag dog.

-5. The Telegraph With bouncing text and illustrations that bound off the page, this should win every award going. The Sunday Telegraph Dogs of all kinds are on offer in the big, bold and expressive illustrationsin this hugely attractive picture book. The Guardian

About the Author

Emma Dodd

Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Saint Martin's College, London. Upon leaving she worked in advertising in London (clients included BMW) and Los Angeles (working for Pentagram New York and Weight Watchers).

She has also worked in animation and editorial - clients still include The Guardian newspaper. Emma is very much an outdoor person - she loves light and space and spends a lot of time sketching and drawing as well as walking Bart, her dog.

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32 pages


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Publication date

5th February 2009




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