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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

CAROLINE ADDERSON is an internationally published, award-winning author of books for readers of all ages. Her work for children has won the Diamond Willow Award, the Sheila Egoff Award, and the Chocolate Lily Book Award. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, and the Rocky Mountain Book Award. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Kelly Collier

First-time author-illustrator Kelly Collier was born in Ottawa and grew up in Toronto. Kelly studied illustration in college and has had lots of editorial work published, but has always wanted to create a children's book. Kelly married a fellow artist who doesn't complain when her projects take over the entire house, she has a dog who sort of resembles Steve and she really loves gold.
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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
Reading age:
6 to 9
Editorial Reviews

... whimsical and satisfying.

— CM Magazine

With wide ranging emotions and frequent hilarity, Izzy in the Doghouse teaches kids about adoption, the responsibilities of child and pet care, non-traditional families, and the sometimes rocky road of friendship.—Ormsby Review


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

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

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