Stories Aloud
Publication date: 01 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781788005159
Size: 276 x 277 mm
Length: 32 pages

This is a Dog


A hilarious paperback picture book from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator, Ross Collins, about a mischevious dog who steals the limelight.

Uh-oh! An excitable (but very loveable) dog has found his way into this First Animals book and he will NOT let any of the other animals take their turn. Dogs are far more important, after all! And when the other animals get angry, this dog comes up with a very cunning plan to outwit them . . .

A funny family story to share at bedtime (or any time!) from the bestselling creator of There’s a Bear on my Chair.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free “Stories Aloud” audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

Stories Aloud

All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.

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“Beautifully simple and wonderfully silly.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Minimal text allows a young audience to tell their own story and they will relish every scrap of humour. A laugh aloud treat for everyone to enjoy.”

– Joy Court, LoveReading4Kids

“Brilliant fun with large font and colourful and imaginative illustrations. Children will delight in the facial expressions of the animals as Dog deliberately tries to take over their page.”

ReadingZone, Librarian’s Book Choice

“I love everything about this cracker of a book. It’s so clever, such a ingenious mix of seeming simplicity and sophistication, and likely to appeal to a wide readership.”

– Jill R Bennett, Red Reading Hub (blog)

“Gorgeous fun for babies and toddlers and a great way to build animal vocabulary.”

– Jo Cummins, Library Girl and Book Boy (blog)

“There’s a lot to love about this vivid, bold and deeply emphatic takeover of a picture book by a dog… Collins is a distinctive presence in the world of picture books, and this is ferociously joyful.”

– LH Johnson, Did You Ever Stop to Think? (blog)

“A hilarious take on a first animal book… delightful in its energy and humour”

Book Murmuration (blog)

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