Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374371333, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 20, 2007
George was once a bouncy pup; now his pace is steady and slow. Still, he feels special. Then - ""Ya-yippity, yappity, yeep-yeep-yeep" " - a stray dog bristling with energy lands on George's doorstep and wiggles himself right into George's family. Full of tricks, this new dog, Zippity, is a wonder But when Zippity disappears, it's George who proves that an old dog with a few tricks of his own can still be . . . SOME DOG
Expressive watercolors brimming with humor make this a perfect choice for dog lovers of any age, while any child who has felt his status usurped by a new sibling will cheer as George, a most unlikely hero, saves the day.
"Some Dog "is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
ARD HOYT has illustrated several picture books, including the best-selling" I'm a Manatee" by John Lithgow and" Saying Goodbye to Lulu", an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award winner by Corinne Demas. He lives in Bentonville, Arkansas.
“The watercolor-and-pencil illustrations perfectly capture the exuberance and spirit of this tale. Children who have had their own feelings of doubt, and of being overshadowed by the arrival of a new sibling, will relate to and embrace this story of each individual’s importance and place in a family.” —School Library Journal “Well-written. Hoyt’s enjoyable pencil-and-watercolor illustrations include lots of action scenes and a variety of perspectives and formats to add to the volume’s appeal.” --the Reviews "Each spread brims with energy and movement, propelling the action and the reader forward. Satisfying sound play . . . . and frequent dog howls and yips will make this canine tale a hit as a group read-aloud and a read-alone for new readers. Wa-roooo!" --The Horn Book "Well-crafted, breezy drawings animate the flurry and frenzy as sound effects in red type accentuate the action." --Booklist