Bad Dog (Hardcover)

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Winter 2019 Kids Indie Next List


“Rocky is a very bad dog; she doesn’t do tricks or listen to her human’s orders. She’s very good at catlike things, though, like clawing things up and sleeping. Bad Dog has adorable seeping out of every page as Rocky’s human tells readers all about her! Every cat owner will find their own fluffy friends in these accurate illustrations of feline mischief and love.”
— Andrew King, University Book Store, Seattle, WA

Description


The differences between cats and dogs have never been funnier! In this hilarious story from the illustrator of I Don't Want to Be a Frog, a little girl really, really wants a dog . . . but gets a cat instead!

"Look what I got for my birthday! A pet dog!" says a little girl holding a . . . cat? Rocky doesn't listen or obey like all the other dogs. (Because Rocky is a cat.) And Rocky hates her leash and doesn't seem to like other dogs. (Probably because Rocky is a cat.) And rather than play fetch, Rocky prefers to . . . lick between her toes? Ew. Rocky is a bad "dog"! BUT Rocky doesn't bark, and is so cute when she sleeps in sunny spots. Maybe Rocky IS a good dog? (Or, you know, maybe Rocky is a cat.)

Cat lovers and dog lovers alike will howl with laughter at this little girl's willful insistence that her cat is a dog. The hilarious ways in which cats and dogs are different are brilliantly illuminated with each turn of the page and will leave young readers and their grown-ups giggling.

Winner: Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, 2021
Winner: North Carolina Children's Book Award, 2022
Winner: Wyoming Library Association Buckaroo Award, 2021-22
Winner: Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award, 2021
Winner: Sakura Medal, Japan, 2022
Nominee: Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, 2022

About the Author


MIKE BOLDT is a New York Times bestselling children's book creator who lives in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, three children, a dog, and a few cats. His books include I Don’t Want to Be a Frog, Elmore the Christmas Moose, Don't Eat Bees, Find Fergus, Bad Dog, and the New York Times bestseller Just One Bite by Camila Alves McConaughey and Adam Mansbach.

Praise For…


★ "Youngsters, especially those with a pet of one kind or another of their own at home, will delight in this case of mistaken identity."—Booklist, starred review

"Boldt's tale of a bad dog will have young audiences hollering (and giggling). . . . A funny little tale of pet love."—Kirkus

"it’s fun to be a spectator at this battle of wills."—Publishers Weekly

"Children will also love the contrast between the facial expressions of the girl and the cat and will enjoy watching the antics of both. . . . This clever story celebrates the differences between cats and dogs and the owners who love them."—School Library Journal

"Listeners are sure to laugh and 'aww' along as Rocky and her human grow to know and love each other."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books



Product Details
ISBN: 9781984847973
ISBN-10: 198484797X
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English