Fun in the Sun (Hardcover)

By David Catrow

Holiday House, 9780823429455, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/5/2017)
Paperback (1/30/2016)

List Price: 16.95*
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A hapless dog frolics in the sun and sand on a perfect beach day. It's fun in the sand, but now there's sand in his lunch and sand in his suit. Time for a dip in the water! The dog splishes, splashes, and rides the waves; it's fun in the water too. As the sun goes down, he flies a kite with new friends. Fun in the sky! But did he remember sunscreen?
David Catrow's zany illustrations make this dog's day in the sun anything but ordinary.

About the Author

David Catrow has illustrated many books for children, including The Fly Flew In, an I Like to Read® book. He also created the visual development for the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! Mr. Catrow lives in Ohio. Learn more at

Praise For Fun in the Sun

"This madcap summer adventure will guarantee a fun-filled storytime."—School Library Journal
"This is a swimmingly funny outing."—The Horn Book
"The simple language makes this not only a fine read-aloud, but a great early reader for those kids who need some comedy with their basic vocabulary words. So enjoyable the real thing may pale in comparison."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A]n amusing story that will make a funny readaloud selection . . . Catrow's zany pencil and watercolor illustrations not only help flesh out the narrative but also humorously articulate the understated text."—The Bulletin