Dogs by Emily Gravett
  

Dogs

Written by Emily Gravett
Illustrated by Emily Gravett

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   All Shortlists and Winners   

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Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010.

Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett delights with another wonderful new book. Apparently a celebration of dogs of all kind, this is also a book with a witty twist at the end. Gorgeous pictures of big dogs and small dogs, hairy dogs and bald dogs, stroppy dogs and soppy dogs delight in themselves but the best is kept to the end when the reader finds out exactly who the narrator is! ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The shortlisted titles for the 2010 Independent Booksellers' Award were:

Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo
Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates
Auslander by Paul Dowswell
Dogs by Emily Gravett
The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
Henderson’s Boys: The Escape by Robert Muchamore
Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
What’s for Dinner Mr Gum? by Andy Stanton
Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Last Leopard by Lauren St John
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner

Synopsis

Dogs by Emily Gravett

Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through this irresistible book of opposites. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. Emily Gravett has created another wonderfully satisfying book - with a twist in the tail.

Reviews

A warm and witty canine odyssey, packed with lively and expressive drawings, this perennial favourite is a must for every animal-loving child's bookshelf. Lancashire Evening Post

Beautifully composed ... Gravett's expressive dogs are up there with Searle's cats and Thelwell's ponies Sunday Times

Set to become a classic Independent on Sunday

Captures, with characteristic wit and brilliance, the human qualities of their expressions ... These cheeky canines will make even the most fearful give a woof of approval ... The Times

About the Author

Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett’s distinctive illustrations are always full of wit bringing the unexpected into stories and injecting them all with delightful humour. There’s magic in Spells as a frog turns himself into a handsome prince – well, almost!, excellent advice for rabbits on how to spot the danger of wolves in Wolves, lots of useful tips on how to be braver than you feel in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, a thoughtful exploration of how home often turns out to be best despite feelings of wanderlust in Meerkat Mail, a celebration of exuberant movement in Monkey and Me and a fresh and delightful look at Dogs.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 6

Author

Emily Gravett
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

1st January 2010

ISBN

9780230712485

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