Merci Mister Dash!
- Initial publish date
- Apr 2011
- Dogs, Multigenerational, Emotions & Feelings
- Publish Date
- Apr 2011
- List Price
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks in the park, stamp-collecting, and a passion for flowers.
But the well-ordered household is turned on its head whenever Madame Croissant’s granddaughter, Daphne, comes to visit. She’s as wild as Mr. Dash is courtly, and she makes the poor dog’s life miserable. But when she finds herself in real trouble, Mr. Dash proves that he is not only well-mannered but as brave as any knight.
Merci Mister Dash! is not only a hilarious salute to common courtesy, it will appeal to dog lovers and to anyone who is trying to civilize an untamed creature – of any kind.
About the authors
Monica Kulling is the author of over forty books for children, including the popular Great Idea series, stories of inventors. The third book in the series, In the Bag! Margaret Knight Wraps It Up, was nominated for the 2012 Governor General’s Award for illustration and chosen as the 2012 Simon Wiesenthal Honor Book. In addition, Monica’s work has been nominated for numerous Silver Birch Express and Golden Oak awards. Her recent picture books include Lumpito and the Painter from Spain and Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto, Canada. Visit her at www.monicakulling.com.
Esperança Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children’s books and loves working in various art forms and media, including sculpting in papiermâché. Esperança co-illustrated Drumheller Dinosaur Dance (Kids Can), which was awarded the 2005 Blue Spruce Award and the 2006 Chocolate Lily Award. Esperança was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario.
Praise for Merci Mister Dash! by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Esperança Melo:
“…Brightly colored acrylic paintings show Mr. Dash at his best….”
PRAISE FOR IT’S A SNAP!:
“Monica Kulling’s charming It’s a Snap! … tells Eastman’s story with panache…. This is terrific storytelling that will work as a read aloud in any class.”
– Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal
“This first book in the Great Idea Series is a picture-perfect introduction to biographies for beginning readers.”
– Excellent, Resource Links
“…an inspirational biographic introduction to George Eastman’s fantastic adventures in photography….”
– Canadian Children’s Book News
Other titles by Monica Kulling
A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression
How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children
Mary Anning's Curiosity
To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground
Great Ideas Series
Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni's Ice Machine
Great Idea Series
Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen