My Father the Dog

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My Father the Dog

By Elizabeth Bluemle; Randy Cecil (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763622220, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2006

Description
Dad lovers and dog lovers will both delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share - and why we adore them.
Dad pretends to be human, but the kids know otherwise. Between first-thing-in-the morning scratching, fetching the paper, snacking, lying around for hours, and even the occasional pit stop behind a tree, the evidence is clear. But so are their father's steadfast love and loyalty. Aren't those the best things about dads and dogs alike? Elizabeth Bluemle's amusing, affectionate text and Randy Cecil's delightful illustrations create the ultimate tribute to proud papas everywhere - an irresistible story readers will beg for again and again.


About the Author
Elizabeth Bluemle co-owns the Flying Pig Bookstore in Charlotte, Vermont, with stand-up comedian Josie Leavitt. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children from Vermont College. My Father the Dog is pure fiction, she says, "This book is not based on my very own father, Honest, Dad, it's not."

Randy Cecil has illustrated a number of highly praised books for children, including "Big Day on the River", "Dusty Locks and the Three Bears", and "Little Red Cowboy Hat". He lives in Houston, Texas.