Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781442413054, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
Would you believe that Ralph the dog can talk? Yip, yip, yip--it's true!
With bestselling author Lois Ehlert's simple, funny, call-and-response text and bold, playful collage illustrations, this fresh, young book is sure to get little ones laughing (and talking to their dogs!)
Lois Ehlert has created numerous inventive, celebrated, and bestselling picture books, including "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", "Holey Moley", " The Scraps Book", "Mice", "Ten Little Caterpillars", "RRRalph", "Lots of Spots", "Boo to You!", "Leaf Man", "Waiting for Wings", "Planting a Rainbow", "Growing Vegetable Soup", and "Color Zoo", which received a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
* "With its appealing jacket art, clever text, and vibrant illustrations, this amusing picture book is a pleasure to read aloud, either individually or in story hour settings."--Booklist, starred review
* "Bold and bright, filled with kid-pleasing riddles and collage illustrations, this is a perfect offering for new readers and storytime. Will these young readers want to create a sequel? Yip! Yip! --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Ever-innovative Ehlert attributes several different words to the family dog...Whether Ralph actually means what he says or not, it’s giggle-worthy; and doubling the fun are Ehlert’s brilliantly composed collages."--The Horn Book, starred review
"What do you do with "groaners," really bad jokes, in this case about dogs? Ehlert has gathered a few and turned them into a colorful, clever picture book.... An excellent selection for sharing one-on-one or reading aloud in a group setting."
--School Library Journal, May 2011