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Beast in Show

Anna Staniszewski, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)


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A little girl and her dog enter a very unusual dog show in Beast in Show, an irresistible picture book full of compassion and surprises from author Anna Staniszewski, featuring illustrations by Joanie Stone.

When Julia hears about the dog show, she is thrilled. Huxley might seem like an ordinary dog, but Julia knows he is a winner. Huxley can run. He can jump. He can even do a triple back flip!

But the competition is fierce, and soon other kids are stealing the spotlight with their fire-breathing, levitating, extraterrestrial pets. What will it take to win Best in Show?

This heartfelt, hilarious picture book celebrates the value of losing gracefully as well as the bond between children and their loving pets—from robot cats to glittery dragons, glowing aliens, handsome unicorns, and precious dogs.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627791267, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2021

About the Author

Anna Staniszewski is the author of many books for children and young readers, including Beast in Show, Dogosaurus Rex, Power Down, Little Robot, My Very UnFairy Tale Life and The Dirt Diary. She lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Joanie Stone is the illustrator of Beast in Show by Anna Staniszewski, Me and the Sky by Beverly Bass, as well as Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights by Malala Yousafzai. She lives in Nokesville, Virginia.