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How to Behave at a Dog Show

Madelyn Rosenberg, Heather Ross (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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Is Rexie cut out to be Best in Show? Probably not. Does Julia enter him in the Happy Tails Best of Breed Dog Show anyway? She sure does. This companion to How to Behave at a Tea Party offers readers more laugh-out-loud silly fun with sister-brother duo Julia and Charles and their lovably mischievous dog, Rexie.

With subtle themes of losing gracefully and celebrating the things that make each of us winners in our own ways, this book is perfect for preschool and early elementary children, for readers who enjoyed the How to Babysit a Grandpa series, and for anyone who has ever loved a less-than-perfect pet.

Julia and Charles end up hosting a pet show of their own—don't be surprised if young readers are inspired to do the same!

Praise For How to Behave at a Dog Show

“Ross’s digital images have the charm of dynamic pen and watercolor sketches and provide the irony; readers can see the mess and tumult while they read Julia’s calm directives. It seems readers can’t get enough of bossy yet well-meaning girl characters, and Julia fits that subgenre perfectly.”
— School Library Journal

“Children will likely ask for second and third readings. Parents won’t mind because each pass uncovers something new in Ross’ drawings and Rosenberg’s message about the importance of perspective when deciding what or who is really ‘best.’”
— Richmond Times-Dispatch

Praise for HOW TO BEHAVE AT A TEA PARTY: “With such a mischievous little brother, what’s a young hostess to do? Rosenberg’s prose is apt and economical, playing right into the humor of the book’s digital illustrations. Ross’ repertoire of facial expressions is a highlight. Fizzy and sweet.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for HOW TO BEHAVE AT A TEA PARTY: “When throwing a tea party, a host expects certain decorum. However, when Julia invites her younger brother, Charlie, she learns a thing or two about expecting the unexpected.”
— ALA Booklist

Praise for HOW TO BEHAVE AT A TEA PARTY: “Photoshop digitally composed illustrations leave plenty of white space and feature brightly colored, energetic, and engaging scenes with action galore. Pair this with Caterina and the Perfect Party by Erin Eitter Kono, to show that being spontaneous can have its rewards.”
— ALA Booklist

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062279279, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

About the Author

Madelyn Rosenberg is the author of How to Behave at a Tea Party, the first book about Julia and Charles, illustrated by Heather Ross; The Schmutzy Family, illustrated by Paul Meisel; and Nanny X, a middle grade novel. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, kids, cats, and fish. When she was in second grade, her dog, Taylor, took home the title of Happiest Puppy in the University Mall Pet Show.

Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer. She is the illustrator of How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg, as well as the Crafty Chloe books by Kelly DiPucchio. She also wrote the bestselling craft books Weekend Sewing and Heather Ross Prints. Heather's own dog, Lobo, currently holds a regional title for Smelliest Pup. She lives in New York City.