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If You Were a Dog

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If You Were a Dog

By Jamie Swenson; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), Hardcover, 9780374335304, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

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Description

If you could be any kind of animal, what would you be? Would you be a dog that goes ARRRROOOOOOO? Or maybe you would be a sharp-toothed dinosaur that can CHOMP, STOMP, ROAR Perhaps you might want to be a hopping frog that goes BOING, BOING, RIBBET But maybe you would want to be the best kind of animal of all: a child

With joyful, impressionistic illustrations from Caldecott Medal winning illustrator Chris Raschka and spare, rhythmic text from author Jamie A. Swenson that invites playful interaction, "If You Were a Dog" is the perfect read-aloud for your favorite little animal.



About the Author
Jamie A. Swenson works as an associate librarian and early literacy storyteller. She is also the author of "Boom! Boom! Boom!," illustrated by David Walker. She lives in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Chris Raschka has written and/or illustrated over thirty books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning titles "A Ball for Daisy" and "The Hello, Goodbye Window"; as well as the Caldecott Honor book "Yo! Yes?" He lives in New York City.
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