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Dog Loves Books

Written by Louise Yates

Part of the Dog Loves Series

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LoveReading View on Dog Loves Books

This is a perfect piece of advocacy for the power of reading with a most endearing hero

Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 (Funniest Book for Children aged Six and Under). Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010.

The magic of books and reading is perfectly illustrated in this joyful picture book. Dog loves books and reading so he decides to open a bookshop. Everything about it is perfect – except that no one comes in to buy books! Dog hates being alone but he soon finds that if he is reading he never is alone as all the characters from the stories come and join him.




Other Info

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

Dog Loves Books Synopsis

Dog loves books! Dog loves books about dinosaurs and Dog loves books about aliens: in fact Dog loves all books! Dog has his very own bookshop, although he doesn't have many customers. But that's all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends or fun. And when someone does come into the shop, Dog knows just which books to recommend.


Dog Loves Books Press Reviews

Review of ‘Dog Loves Books’ by Books for Keeps [5 stars]

This dog of the title is, like this reviewer, a bibliophile and moreover is opening a bookshop - something I’ve always wanted to do. Unfortunately, Dog’s bookshop has a decided lack of customers: one person visits just wants a cup of tea and another to ask the way. To while away the time Dog takes book after book from the shelves and as he reads he forgets he is alone. Finally, he has a customer and shows boundless enthusiasm for recommending just the right book because, not only does dog love books but, most of all (again, just like this reviewer) he loves sharing them.
The watercolour and pencil illustrations show Dog lost in the aura of his imagination as he is transported through the pages of the books he reads to the worlds within.   

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ISBN: 9781862306950
Publication date: 04/03/2010
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862306950
Publication date: 4th March 2010
Author: Louise Yates
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Louise Yates

Louise Yates began drawing pictures to go with the stories she wrote for school and, at a young age, began telling people that she wanted to be a children's book illustrator. She won a scholarship to study art and, in 2002, received a BA in English literature from Oxford University. Louise lives in London.

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