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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Review: Is There a Dog in This Book?

There’s a lot happening in Is There a Dog in This Book? and it’s filled with flaps to explore. It’s the third book of its type by author-illustrator Viviane Schwartz, and yes there is a dog in the book, but the main characters are actually three cats.

The narrating cats speak directly to the reader, and at the beginning of the book they are not too keen on dogs. Unfortunately for them a dog does appear in the story. The cats, and the reader, hide around the house, trying to stay clear of the dog. The dog, on the other hand, is trying to find them.

Eventually, the impetuous youngest cat decides to try and make friends with the dog. What happens from there? You’ll need to read Is There a Dog in This Book? and find out.

Children will love lifting all the flaps as the cats and dog hide about the house in this brightly illustrated story.

Title: Is There a Dog in This Book?
Author/Illustrator: Viviane Schwartz
Publisher: Walker Paperback, $16.95 RRP
Publication Date: September 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781406360905
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

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