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The Little Blue Doggy
The Little Blue Doggy

The Little Blue Doggy

By Lionel Daunais, Illustrated by Marie Lafrance, Read by Michelle Campagne



36 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2010

ISBN 9782923163642

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Sep 2010)

Price: $16.95


In the title song and story of this musical collection, a stuffed, woolen puppy falls victim to famished mites after having been left at home alone while his parents go  to see an exhibit of humans at a local park. Upon their return, they discover his red, soggy, cotton tail on the floor and are faced with the challenge of putting him back together. Lionel Daunais’s lighthearted rendition of this song was a popular radio favorite in French-speaking Canada in the 1950s. The additional 12 songs in this storybook-music CD are off-the-wall fun for the whole family, full of clever word play and many strange creatures, including a bird who is part kangaroo and part rooster, a tortoise named Sue who goes around town without a shell, and a hard-headed hammer who has gone bonkers.


"Arresting illustrations have beautiful, saturated colors and play with perspective." —Kirkus Reviews

"A refreshing antidote to the boring, innocuous fluff that passes for so much childhood literature." —Chicago Parent

Author Biography

Lionel Daunais was a distinguished baritone, composer, and lyricist. He was a frequent performer on radio in Canada, and his numerous awards include the Canadian Music Council Medal, the Calixa-Lavallée Music Award, and a posthumous Denise-Pelletier Award. In 2006, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Marie Lafrance is an award-winning children’s book illustrator, having received great critical acclaim for the albums La Diablesse and the Baby (a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist), La fée des bonbons, and Le Grand voyage de monsieur Caca. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Michelle Campagne is a singer-songwriter and a founding member of the folk-roots group Hart-Rouge. Their single "Inconditionnel" earned the band a prestigious SOCAN award in 1990. She lives in Drummondville, Quebec.