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Dog on a Train

Written by Kate Prendergast

Illustrated by Kate Prendergast

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Dog on a Train Review

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Longlisted for the inaugural Klaus Flugge prize 2016   Kate Prendergast’s wordless picture book is a touching, beautifully told story of love and loyalty. A boy tears down the stairs and in his rush to leave the house drops his hat. His dog notices, picks up the hat and chases after his boy all the way to the tube station, then makes a solo journey on the underground, jostled by crowds, until he finally catches up and presents the boy with his hat. Illustrated throughout in soft pencil, the red and white stripes of the hat provide a bright focus in each illustration, keeping the spotlight on the dog.  There’s no need for words, the action and narrative is completely carried by the pictures, and dog and boy are real characters. ~ Andrea Reece


Dog on a Train Synopsis

Boy is late for his train. Rushing out of the house, he drops his favourite hat. Luckily, Dog is there to pick it up. But will Dog catch Boy in time? Follow the plucky Dog on this wordless adventure through the streets and rush-hour crowds. Charming and humorous, Dog on a Train is a book to delight dog lovers and tired commuters alike.

Dog on a Train Press Reviews

'Dog captured my heart as soon as I saw the is unusual to find an artist who is so good at capturing the live form - in this case Dog and Boy - as well as the cityscape, but Prendergast is excellent in both areas...A story told in great detail but without using a single word. Highly recommended.' The Bookbag

'This is a very lovely debut picture book from Kate Prendergast. Soft, evocative pencil drawings tell a moving, wordless story of love and loyalty...' Playbythebook

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ISBN: 9781910646120
Publication date: 04/07/2016
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781910646083
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910646083
Publication date: 1st October 2015
Author: Kate Prendergast
Illustrator: Kate Prendergast
Publisher: Old Barn Books
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Other Categories: Publisher of the Month

About Kate Prendergast

Born and bred in North London Kate Prendergast first studied design at Middlesex University. After years of working in the transport industry and raising a son and daughter Kate’s growing interest in Illustration led to an MA degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Dog On A Digger is Kate’s second book after completing the Cambridge course. Her debut, Dog On A Train, was long-listed for the inaugural Klaus Flugge award.

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