The Doghouse

By Jan Thomas
Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152065331, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“What will Cow, Pig, Duck, and Mouse do when their kickball goes into the dreaded doghouse? They nominate each other to go in and get it! The expressions on the animals' faces alone are well worth the price of the book.”
— Teresa Huggins, Blue Elephant Book Shop Inc., Decatur, GA

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.

About the Author
Jan Thomas is the creator of "Rhyming Dust Bunnies", "Can You Make A Scary Face?", and "Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny." She lives with her family in Socorro, New Mexico. Visit her at

Praise For The Doghouse

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)
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