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Dog loves drawing

Dog loves drawing

Yates, Louise

Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the post - it's blank! Soon, Dog realises that this book is not for reading, but for drawing and before long Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises

Paperback, Book. English. Early Years. Children's stories. Picture Books.
Published London: Red Fox, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Louise Yates
ISBN: 1862308659, 9781862308657
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape.
Physical Description: [32] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 3.2
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 223736

Author note

Louise's first book,A Small Surprise

,was published by Random House in 2009. Her second,Dog Loves Books, debuted as a New York Times Bestseller and won the Parents' Choice Award in the US. In the UKDog Loves Bookswon the 2010 Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated (along with the more recentFrank and Teddy Make Friends, 2011, andDog Loves Drawing, 2012) for the Kate Greenaway Medal.Dog Loves Drawinghas also been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Award, 2013.Dog Loves Countingwas released in the UK in March 2013.

Louise is currently working on a new series,Toad and Iwith Random House and developing theDog Lovesseries for TV with Random House Children's Screen Entertainment.

Louise read English at Christ Church, Oxford, and studied drawing at The Prince's Drawing School, London. As well as illustrating, she practises other forms of painting and drawing, and in 2010, won the Prince of Wales' Award for Portrait Drawing at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Annual Exhibition. She lives and works in London.

'Even in a golden age of illustrated children's books, Louise Yates stands out as a superb artist and storyteller.' A. N. Wilson


"These are wonderful books from a wonderfully inventive writer and illustrator"
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.

"||"Even in a golden age for illustrated children's books, Louise Yates stands out as a superb artist and storyteller"
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"
The Sunday Times||"Dog Loves Drawingshows a much-loved character in a whole new light."
Maternity and Infant magazine

Back cover copy


Dog loves books! But one day he receives a very strange book in the post - it's blank. Dog soon realises that this book is not for reading, but for drawing in! Before long Dog doodles himself into a new world, full of friends, surprises and adventure.

Meet Dog and let him show you why he

Praise forDog Loves Books:
"Yates conveys emotion superbly . . . a fine tale for encouraging young readers"

Daily Telegraph