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Some Dog!

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.

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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
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Some Dog!

Mary Casanova; Pictures by Ard Hoyt

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

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