By Jan Thomas
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152065331, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
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Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog to get it back? Hysterical high anxiety ensues as Mouse volunteers each animal to do the dirty workbut you’ll never believe what’s really going on in the doghouse! With Jan Thomas’s fun, fresh art and priceless animal expressions, this timeless tale of fear and friendship will have readers howling.
JAN THOMAS is the creator of What Will Fat Cat Sit On? and A Birthday for Cow! She lives in Socorro, New Mexico.
Praise for What Will Fat Cat Sit On?:[set star]A rollicking and highly promising debut.”Publishers Weekly (starred)Fat Cat’s sheepish grin is the running punch line in this cheerful, boldly designed picture book.”The New York Times Book Review
"Thick black outlines, solid blocks of color, and easily read facial expressions will work well for story times. Allusions at the end to cake and turnips recall Thomas’s earlier A Birthday for Cow!, which featured these four barnyard friends being just as silly. Read both books together, and you’ll have preschoolers rolling in the aisles." -- The Horn Book Magazine (November/December 2008)