Dogs on the Bed (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Bluemle, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763667368, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/14/2008)

List Price: 6.99*
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Description

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.


Praise For Dogs on the Bed

Anyone who lets their dogs sleep on the bed will find this tale doggone funny.
—Kirkus Reviews

The exuberant, rhyming text delights the ear as the hilarious illustrations engage the eye in this kid- and dog-friendly tale.
—School Library Journal

Rousing rhymes and frequent refrains provide continuous, peppy entertainment, and the occasional altered rhythms will keep readers and listeners on their toes. The colorful, chaotic illustrations are filled with witty elements.
—Booklist

Bluemle’s exuberant but tightly constructed verses bound across the page and Anne Wilsdorf’s playful illustrations provide the ideal compliment.
—The Franklin Journal (Portland, ME)

Spirited story with humorous illustrations…rollicking, rhyming romp…Dog owners will recognize the familiar shenanigans pets engage in at bedtime.,
—Pets Quarterly

The watercolor illustrations bubble over with the frenzied energy of dogs finding their place of comfort at bedtime.
—California Kids!

This rollicking, rhyming romp will certainly elicit a few chuckles as you see how bent on disrupting story time these pooches can be.
—Aptos Times