Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Some Dog!

Some Dog!

A Picture Book

Mary Casanova; Pictures by Ard Hoyt

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



George was once a bouncy pup; now his pace is steady and slow. Still, he feels special. Then – "Ya-yippity, yappity, yeep-yeep-yeep!" – a stray dog bristling with energy lands on George's doorstep and wiggles himself right into George's family. Full of tricks, this new dog, Zippity, is a wonder! But when Zippity disappears, it's George who proves that an old dog with a few tricks of his own can still be . . . SOME DOG!

Expressive watercolors brimming with humor make this a perfect choice for dog lovers of any age, while any child who has felt his status usurped by a new sibling will cheer as George, a most unlikely hero, saves the day.

Some Dog! is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Missouri Show-Me Readers Award Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List, Irma S. and James H. Black Award Honor Book, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste, Missouri Show-Me Readers Award ML, Missouri Show-Me Readers Award, Missouri Truman Readers Award, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)


Praise for Some Dog!

“The watercolor-and-pencil illustrations perfectly capture the exuberance and spirit of this tale. Children who have had their own feelings of doubt, and of being overshadowed by the arrival of a new sibling, will relate to and embrace this story of each individual's importance and place in a family.” —School Library Journal

“Well-written. Hoyt's enjoyable pencil-and-watercolor illustrations include lots of action scenes and a variety of perspectives and formats to add to the volume's appeal.” —The Reviews

“Each spread brims with energy and movement, propelling the action and the reader forward. Satisfying sound play . . . . and frequent dog howls and yips will make this canine tale a hit as a group read-aloud and a read-alone for new readers. Wa-roooo!” —The Horn Book

“Well-crafted, breezy drawings animate the flurry and frenzy as sound effects in red type accentuate the action.” —Booklist

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About the author

Mary Casanova; Pictures by Ard Hoyt

MARY CASANOVA's books include the popular One-Dog Canoe, also illustrated by Ard Hoyt. She lives near Ranier, Minnesota. ARD HOYT has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling I'm a Manatee by John Lithgow. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Mary Casanova

Ard Hoyt

Ard Hoyt

From the Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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