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Dog Loves Drawing (Dog Loves)

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A superb sequel to the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- DOG LOVES BOOKS!

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Louise Yates grew up in Farnborough, Hampshire where she began drawing pictures to go with the stories she wrote for school and, at a young age, began telling people that she wanted to be a children's book illustrator. She studied English at Oxford University, and currently attends The Prince's Drawing School. She lives in London.


PreS-Gr 2-In this follow-up to the adorable Dog Loves Books (Knopf, 2010), the pup receives a blank book as a gift. He quickly realizes that it's a sketchbook, and though initially struck by artist's block, he soon uses his pencils and pens to draw himself some friends, a boat and a train to ride, and food for them to feast on, all of which magically come to life on the page. When one of Dog's new friends draws a monster, though, Dog must quickly use his skills to contain it and create an escape route. While the drawing-comes-to-life conceit is commonly explored in picture books, Yates takes the concept and targets a younger audience to great effect. All of Dog's drawings, from friends to food, look like those of a child, while her depiction of Dog maintains his characteristic style, and illustrations of his tools are more sophisticated. The addition of the monster amps up the action and suspense without turning the story into a truly scary one, making this an adventure for all. This book will inspire and entertain young artists and fun-loving readers alike.-Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

In this follow-up to Squish Rabbit, the titular bunny-picture a white balloon animal with a chunky black outline-has a few fears, including storms and chickens. But when his squirrel friend, Twitch, goes missing, Squish faces his greatest fear of all: the dark. Battersby has gentle fun with Squish's fears ("Squish worried that Twitch was trapped... in the dark... in a storm... with a chicken") without invalidating or demeaning them. She creates expressive characters with minimalistic lines, and Squish's world is a delightful collage of felt trees, giant chickens (made from yellow feathers), and torn-paper landscapes. Ages 3-5. Agent: Catherine Drayton, Inkwell Management. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

"These are wonderful books from a wonderfully inventive writer and illustrator" -- Philip Ardagh * The Big Issue *
"A delightful story with a funny end. This is a delightful book that shoots off on a captivating adventure. In much the same way young children's play takes fast, imaginative and sometimes bizarre twists, this book does the same as dog creates a cast of crazy characters and sets off on a journey. The illustrations are fab and duck's final creation at the end a laugh out loud moment." -- Chopsy Baby * *
"Even in a golden age for illustrated children's books, Louise Yates stands out as a superb artist and storyteller" -- A. N. Wilson * Reader's Digest *
"A fun and suspenseful story in itself. But the real joy of this picture book is that it is so inspiring. It is illustrated in pencil crayon (with a touch of watercolour) and every image is a work in progress, suggesting the potential for any reader to follow suit. And there is comedy in the pictures" -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
"Dog Loves Drawing shows a much-loved character in a whole new light." * Maternity and Infant magazine *

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