Dogs on the Bed (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth Bluemle, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763626082, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008



These dogs, these dogs! They'll take over your space — but can't be beat for warmth — as celebrated in this spirited story with humorous illustrations.

What's a family to do when the bed is overrun by dogs? Move over, of course! In this rollicking, rhyming romp, Mom, Dad, and the kids settle in for a peaceful story before sleep — but their canine companions have other plans. Dog owners will recognize the familiar shenanigans pets engage in at bedtime: stretching out sideways, barking at outside noises no one else can hear, whining to be let out (and in again) all night long. But demands aside, adored dogs are still the coziest comforters around.

About the Author

Elizabeth Bluemle, author of MY FATHER THE DOG, illustrated by Randy Cecil, lives and works in Vermont, where she co-owns the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne.

Anne Wilsdorf was born in Angola. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she teaches illustration.