Dream Dog

Dream Dog Cover

Dream Dog

By Lou Berger; David Catrow (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375866555, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

Written by a ten-time Emmy Award winner and former head writer for "Sesame Street, " here's a story that will resonate with every dog-loving child out there. Harry wants wants wants a dog, and, instead of getting one, his parents try to placate him with a pet that's decidedly less interesting--a lizard. So Harry takes matters into his own hands and places his X-35 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet on his head, and soon something--with paws a tail a wet nose --pops into the world. Sure, nobody else can see the dog named Waffle, but that doesn't matter to Harry. But what happens when a real dog comes into his life? Catrow's signature loose drawings and Berger's humorous text bring the bond between a boy and his dog exuberantly to life.

About the Author
Lou Berger has been the head writer at "Sesame Street "for nine years. He helped launch "Reading Rainbow "in the 1980s, and co-wrote the prime-time special, "The Street We Live On," which was nominated for an Emmy. This is his first children's book. He lives in Forest Hills Gardens, New York.
Most recently, Ana Juan is the illustrator of "The Jewel Box Ballerinas," about which "Kirkus Reviews "wrote, "Juan's artwork is glorious." She is also the recipient of the Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and her paintings have appeared on the cover of "The New Yorker," She lives in Madrid, Spain.

David Catrow is an editorial cartoonist and the illustrator of more thanseventy books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! and I Like Myself!, both written by Karen Beaumont, Dozens of Cousins by Shutta Crum, Plantzilla by Jerdine Nolen, and Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms. He lives in Ohio. Visit his website at www.catrow.com.

Praise For Dream Dog

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 24, 2013:
"This delightful story waffles irresistibly between reality and fantasy, and young readers will find Waffle the dream dog a tasty treat."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 2, 2013:
"Berger handles his hero’s struggles with love and loyalty beautifully… Good boy—and great book.”