God Got a Dog

God Got a Dog

By Cynthia Rylant; Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781442465183, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Description

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems.

What if God was living a human existence? What might God do to pass the time? Write a fan letter? Get a desk job? Make spaghetti? Take a bath? Get a dog?

A sublime book for all ages, God Got a Dog celebrates the simple things in our world while taking a long, close look at what it means to be human.



About the Author
Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.

Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.



MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote.Her picture bookA Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Everwas named a Caldecott Honor Book. She is also the author andillustrator of Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages;Santa Claus, the World's Number One Toy Expert; Roller Coaster; and Hush, LittleBaby. Sheis theillustrator of Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman, Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, and more. Marla Frazee livesin Pasadena, California. Visit her website at www.marlafrazee.com.


Praise For God Got a Dog

* “Several of the poems from Rylant’s wry meditation God Went to Beauty School (2003) are regathered, rearranged and luminously illustrated by Frazee…. Frazee’s illustrations take the idea of the multiplicity of God in all of us and run with it…. Divinity is indicated with a faint halo, but Frazee never sacrifices the ineffable humanity of each depiction; her Gods are fat, skinny, joyful, contemplative, worn-out…. Funny, devout and oh, so human; this collection hits home.”