Review Blog

Jan 22 2017

A dog like that! by Janene Cooper

cover image

Ill. by Evie Kemp. Starfish Bay, 2016. ISBN 9781877378416
(Age: 2-5) Janene Cooper introduces us to a little girl whose dog just doesn't conform, he's not like that! Grandad's dog is a guard dog, while Uncle's is clever and the neighbour's dog is fierce barking at the local cats and dogs. Instead of watching out for strangers, protecting the yard or barking this little brown dog prefers to sleep on the bed and lick everyone, even visitors. Yes, he does not fit in but he is a loveable pet who even licks up sad tears and keeps her company when she is sent to her room.
Evie Kemp's layered cutouts and computer graphics, placed on bright backgrounds enliven the different dogs represented. The fierce dog is positioned on a bold red background, while the bouncy Dalmatian has jumped part way off the page. The large single word exclamations are emphasized with large letters, they sum up the feelings presented and are enhanced by the images.
A dog like that is an enjoyable book to share with family and at story-time.
Rhyllis Bignell

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals 2017 longlist
CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist 2017
Branford Boase Award 2017 longlist
Children's Book Award 2017 shortlist
Infographic: Teen reading habits
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017
Newbery and Caldecott Medals 2017
ALA awards 2017
Costa Children's Book Award 2016
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates