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This Is a Dog (Hardcover)
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Uh-oh! An excitable (but very lovable) dog has found his way into this book of animals, and he will not let any of the other animals share the spotlight. Dogs are far more important, after all! And when the other animals get angry, this dog comes up with a cunning plan to outwit them.
About the Author
Ross Collins has illustrated more than one hundred books for children and is the author-illustrator of There’s a Bear on My Chair, This Zoo Is Not for You, and What Does an Anteater Eat? When he's not creating children’s books, he enjoys working on character development for animation studios like Laika and Disney. He also likes walking in the Scottish glens with his dog, Hugo, and his partner, Jacqui. Ross Collins lives in Scotland.
This winsome story takes the premise of a child's first animal-identification picture dictionary (in fact the crossed-out title on the cover is My First Animal Book; the title is written beneath it in crayon) that has been hijacked by the first animal presented in the book: a dog...If readers aren't laughing out loud by now, they aren't ready for this kind of metafictive play—give it a few months and bring it back out. A clever, wonderfully silly, delightful romp.
With bright-colored backdrops, Collins’s silly scenes focus all the attention on the titular dog, whose troublemaking manages to introduce a bit of meta fun.