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A Dog like That!
A Dog like That!

A Dog like That!

By Janene Cooper, Illustrated by Evie Kemp



32 Pages, 10 x 8.25

Paperback Picture Book, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781760360047

Rights: US & CA

Starfish Bay Publishing (Nov 2019)

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Spotlighting the special bond that develops between a child and a pet, this book shows there is more than one way to be a good dog

This is a delightfully warm story about a little girl and her best friend: an unruly, yet loyal and lovable, little dog. Everybody tells her how dogs should be, but this girl knows better. Her dog does what he likes, which just so happens to fit perfectly with his owner. A Dog like That! was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. It also won a Storylines Notable Book Award and was a LIANZA Russell Clark Award Finalist.


"It's clear that the girl loves her dog for both his foibles and strengths, something that many dog-loving families will agree with eagerly. Kemp's bold, crisp collages are the star of the show; here they show the girl's scraggly brown dog from behind as it appears to furiously dig a hole into the page itself." â€â€Publishers Weekly "Simple and emphaticâ€â€both visually and linguisticallyâ€â€this story of a child's unconditional love for a dog is a nice twist on the more conventional dog's-unconditional-love-for its-owner storyline." â€â€Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Janene Cooper worked as an Education Consultant based in Auckland, New Zealand. Evie Kemp is a graduate of AUT University, where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. Primarily a textile artist, she was a finalist for the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for illustration for A Dog like That!.