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Dudley's Day at Home
Dudley's Day at Home

Dudley's Day at Home



32 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBN 9781947277267

Rights: WOR

Flashlight Press (May 2020)

Price: $17.95


A hilarious picture book with a loving child-dog friendship at its heart

“What does Dudley do all day while we’re away?” Sam wonders. Mom explains that Dudley does ordinary dog things: he eats, naps, guards the house, and plays. But in Sam’s mind, Dudley’s day at home is anything but ordinary. Delightful digital paintings depict the human activities Sam imagines Dudley is doing – which don’t quite match Mom’s explanations. Dudley’s Day at Home is a funny, fetching picture book that uses minimal text and maximal visual storytelling to share a day in a dog’s life.


"When Sam asks and Mom answers, a fun picture of what Sam imagines their darling dog does when they're away from home unfolds. And from his innocent question and mom's generic answer come these brilliantly-joyful illustrations that completely capture Sam's incredible imagination that has Dudley doing all sorts of entertaining and crazy-fun people stuff while they are away." —Barbara Gruener, Corner on Character 

"This book is a wonderful and visually appealing story for young children between 3 and 7 years of age. It is small on words and big on pictures. It is colourful, creative, and full of adventure; with a really sweet ending that highlights the relationship between a child and a dog." —Christa McGrath, Edwards Book Club Reviews

"Bright, cheerful cartoons contrast Sam and Dudley's days, in reality and imagination, and offer plenty of scope for extension activities. This makes a delightful storytime read, but teachers and parents will also find it a great choice for a writing or drawing prompt." —Jennifer Wharton, Jean Little Library 

"Dudley's Day at Home is a funny, fetching picture book by author/storyteller Karen Kaufman Orloff that uses minimal text and maximal visual storytelling to share a day in a dog's life. Very highly recommended..." —Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of many award-winning books for children, including the I Wanna series (I Wanna Iguana, I Wanna New Room, I Wanna Go Home). Karen lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and family. Renée Andriani is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She has illustrated many children's books and creates a range of illustrations for greeting cards. She lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area.