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Dog loves books / Louise Yates.

By: Yates, Louise.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Red Fox : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd : [distributor] Random House Australia : [distributor] Random House New Zealand Ltd : [distributor] Booksite Afrika : [distributor] Trafalgar Square, 2010Description: 32 pages : col.ill., chiefly ; 27x22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781862306950 (pbk.) :; 1862306958 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Early years -- Juvenile literature | Dogs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Bookstores -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books | 0-5 years; Fiction; Picture Book; Non-character; Non Tie-in | Picture books -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's stories. | Children's nonfiction. | Picture booksDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: 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! 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.
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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...

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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! 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.

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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 studied English at Oxford University, and currently attends The Prince's Drawing School. She lives in London.

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Publishers Weekly Review

It's a little discouraging when Dog's new bookstore doesn't attract any customers, but Dog isn't fazed; he pulls books off the shelves and loses himself in reading. "When he read, he forgot that he was alone." Reading prepares him for bookselling, too; when a girl shows up looking for books, "Dog knew exactly which ones to recommend." Yates' (A Small Surprise) pale, candy-colored watercolors are the real attraction of this otherwise wispy story. Delicate pinks and purples encircle the insouciant Dog as he reads book after book, his inquisitive ears on the alert, surrounded by the creatures he reads about: dinosaurs, kangaroos, benevolent aliens in flying saucers. Yates conveys Dog's immersion in fantasy by picturing him hovering in front of a bookshelf in a small pink spaceship of his own when the girl, his first real customer, arrives. Dog's enthusiasm for reading and books can feel a bit heavy-handed ("He loved the smell of them, and he loved the feel of them. He loved everything about them..."), but he's a charmer. Ages 4-8. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A small white dog loves books so much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Unfortunately, no customers come, so he occupies his time by reading. He is engrossed in his imaginary adventures when his first real customer asks for a book. Of course, he knows exactly what to suggest. The simple story is accompanied by soft pastel pencil and watercolor drawings that give the book a whimsical, dreamy quality. Dog is surrounded by nonthreatening dinosaurs, space aliens, and other creatures when he is reading about them. Young children can enjoy the book by themselves by following the charming illustrations. Pair this gentle tale with a winning message with Tad Hills's How Rocket Learned to Read (Random, 2010) for a dogs-that-love-books storytime.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Endearing bibliophile Dog opens his own bookstore. Business is disappointingly slow, so Dog reads his merchandise to stay busy. In doing so he finds endless excitement--plus the perfect recommendations for a child customer. Warm pastel-hued pencil and watercolor illustrations blurring reality and fantasy create a tongue-in-cheek counterpoint to the text in this celebration of reading and imagination. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up. Yes, "Dog loves books," so much so that he decides to open a bookstore. At first his clientele are few. He does not despair; he reads more books, indulging in literarily inspired flights of fancy. When customers do arrive, Dog is more than ready to recommend books they will enjoy. The gentle lines and watercolors leave white space on the pages, drawing attention to Dog and his books. The front endpapers show dogs depicted in the story; observant readers will notice that the rear endpapers show them reading titles specific to their breeds. The cover illustration of a happy Dog marching with a stack of books and the display type are set in a shiny finish of red, white and blue on top of a linen-like background, establishing the truth of the title words from the beginning. This is the true, exact depth of purpose any avid reader, even the doggy ones, wishessharing the joy. (Picture book. 4-8) ]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.