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Izzy in the Doghouse

by Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Kelly Collier

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friendship, pets, adoption
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list price: $16.99
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ISBN:9781771387323
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

From the author of the Jasper John Dooley series comes a new lovable character: Isabel! The first title in this early chapter book series tells us why Isabel just has, has, has to get a dog!

Isabel and Zoë are favorite friends --- most of the time. They have side-by-side cubbies at school. They never take off their friendship bracelets. And they make each other laugh like nobody else. But some of the time, Isabel isn't Zoë's favorite friend at all. Because some of the time, the fun things they do end in a no-fun way. Like how they've been sent to the principal's office because of Isabel's shenanigans with some kindergartners. Now Zoë is mad at Isabel, and Isabel is miserable. Isabel is trying everything to win her friend back. Will getting a new puppy help Isabel mend her friendship with Zoë?

In this first title of the chapter book series for emerging readers, author Caroline Adderson introduces the inimitable Isabel and how she came to have her lovable dog, Rollo. Short chapters, spot-on humor and engaging illustrations on every spread make this series a perfect pick for both independent reading and read-alouds. Highly entertaining and fun, it also showcases the personal growth and development of the main character, while touching on subjects of interest to elementary-age children: relationships with friends, the responsibilities of having pets and family situations of all kinds, including how Isabel, who lives with her single mother and a nanny, loves the story of her adoption (and its similarities to their adoption of the dog).

About the Authors

Caroline Adderson is the author of eight books and numerous articles and stories. Her work has won two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, and been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She's been hailed as one of Canada's most promising writers by Margaret Atwood and literary critic Philip Marchand. She lives in Vancouver.

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Kelly Collier has been drawing since she was little and studied Illustration in college. Kelly lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and their dog.
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Contributor Notes

Caroline Adderson is the author of numerous books for children and adults, including the Jasper John Dooley series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, her son and her dog.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 4
Editorial Reviews

A big-hearted series spin-off that stands (and yips) alone.—School Library Journal


An endearing, energetic take on chapter books for transitioning readers.

— Kirkus Reviews

An endearing, energetic take on chapter books for transitioning readers.—Kirkus Reviews


For some kids, the move to reading on their own is dependent on fiercely engaging chapter books - ones that have the right combination of easy vocabulary, short sentences, relatable characters, goofiness, gross-out humour, and spot illustrations that help tell the story when you just need a break from all those words. Izzy in the Doghouse ... hits most of these notes, taking pointers from Ivy and Bean, one of the more successful beginner chapter-book series in recent memory.—Quill & Quire

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