Do You Have a Dog?

Do You Have a Dog?

By Eileen Spinelli; Geraldo Valrio (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853875, 26pp.

Publication Date: August 2011

This follow-up to "Do You Have a Cat?" introduces readers to a whole new collection of historical figuresAdmiral Richard Byrd, Jackson Pollack, Annie Oakley. Eileen Spinelli's whimsical, rhyming text and the colorful and energetic paintings of Geraldo Valerio help bring these dog owners to life.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, " an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling "When Mama Comes Home Tonight, " and the critically acclaimed "Sophie's Masterpiece." Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Geraldo Valrio was born in Brazil and has created art for many books in Brazil, Portugal, Canada, and the United States. The titles he has illustrated include The Hungry Ghosts, by Julius Lester (Penguin), All Aboard For Dreamland, by Melanie Harby (Simon & Schuster). He has collaborated before with Eileen Spinelli on When You Are Happy and Do You Have a Hat? (both Simon & Schuster). Geraldo lives in British Colombia.