Dog Blue (Hardcover)

By Polly Dunbar, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763624767, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2004



Fetching illustrations from an exciting new talent enliven this tale of a boy who loves dogs and the color blue — and finds a creative way to make his fantasies come true.

Bertie wants a dog, a blue dog, more than anything in the world. For now, though, he likes to pretend he has one, patting it, walking it, even playing both sides of a game of fetch. One day, Bertie finds a real dog, and it's puppy love at first sight — or is it? In this story of an inventive boy who meets the dog of his dreams, Polly Dunbar tells an engaging tale full of whimsy and humor.

About the Author

Polly Dunbar lives and works as a freelance illustrator in London. She says, "DOG BLUE was inspired by a little Dalmatian puppet who lives in a blue shoebox with air holes in the top for 'breathing.' The story was written for Neil, his owner, who has blue eyes, a blue sweater, and like Bertie, loves dogs." Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of one other book for children, FLYAWAY KATIE.