Dream Dog (Hardcover)

By Lou Berger, David Catrow (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, 9780375866555, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014



Written by a ten-time Emmy Award winner and former head writer forSesame Street, here's a story that will resonate with every dog-loving child out there. Harry wants wants wants a dog, and, instead of getting one, his parents try to placate him with a pet that's decidedly less interesting a lizard. So Harry takes matters into his own hands and places his X-35 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet on his head, and soon something with paws a tail a wet nose pops into the world. Sure, nobody else can see the dog named Waffle, but that doesn't matter to Harry. But what happens when a real dog comes into his life? Catrow's signature loose drawings and Berger's humorous text bring the bond between a boy and his dog exuberantly to life.

About the Author

LOU BERGER was the Head Writer of Sesame Street for eleven years.He has received ten Emmy Awards for writing, as well as a playwriting grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.His children s book, The Elephant Wishwas called a stunning lesson in the power of wishes and memory by Kirkus Reviewsina starred review. Mr. Berger is also one of the creators of the PBS series Between The Lions, was one of the first writers of Reading Rainbow, and wrote the teleplay and lyrics for Sesame Street Stays Up Late!, a primetime New Year s special. He lives in Forest Hills, New York. DAVID CATROW has illustrated more than seventy books for children, including the bestselling Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz; the New York Times bestseller I Ain t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont; Jackhammer Sam by Peter Mandel; Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell; and his own Max Spaniel series. He also created the visual development for the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! Mr. Catrow lives in Ohio. Learn more at catrow.com."

Praise For Dream Dog

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 24, 2013:
"This delightful story waffles irresistibly between reality and fantasy, and young readers will find Waffle the dream dog a tasty treat."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 2, 2013:
"Berger handles his hero’s struggles with love and loyalty beautifully… Good boy—and great book.”