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Sally Dog Little

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Celine Malepart

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list price: $17.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781550377590
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Bill Richardson has created a hilarious cast of characters and a fanciful story that will appeal to a child's sense that the unlikely can really happen.

When the Littles decide it's time to get a dog, everyone has a specific purpose in mind. Papa wants Sally Dog Little to bark only when burglars come. Mama wants Sally Dog Little to walk with her every morning, afternoon, and evening. Twinkle Little wants Sally Dog Little to sleep on her bed and cuddle up close.

Sally Dog Little commences her working life and does what is expected of her. But then things go awry, and the formality of the Littles' household threatens to come undone when a ghost pirate and a ghost dog walk right through the wall. It's up to Sally Dog to restore order, but the odd nature of the mysterious intruders makes her task an especially challenging one.

Filled with wit and a sharp sense of the magic of the improbable, Bill Richardson's wonderfully entertaining story is matched by illustrator Céline Malépart's playful and humorous take on what happens when circumstances demand extraordinary measures.

 

About the Authors

Bill Richardson, winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and former radio host, has written several highly acclaimed books for children. They include The Aunts Come Marching, illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, winner of the Time to Read Award; the children’s novel After Hamelin, winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award; and The Alphabet Thief and The Bunny Band, both illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff. Bill lives in Vancouver.

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Bill Richardson, winner of Canada’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and former radio host, has written several highly acclaimed books for children. They include The Aunts Come Marching, illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, winner of the Time to Read Award; the children’s novel After Hamelin, winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award; and The Alphabet Thief and The Bunny Band, both illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff. Bill lives in Vancouver.

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Contributor Notes

Bill Richardson is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel After Hamelin, which won the Silver Birch Award, was a finalist for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, appeared on the VOYA honor list, and more. Bill Richardson has published several novels for adults and is a popular radio host for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sally Dog Little is his first picture book for children.

Award-winning artist Céline Malépart studied graphic art and illustration at Montreal's Concordia University. Her illustrations have appeared in magazines across North America and in numerous school texts. Sally Dog Little is her seventh picture book for children. Céline lives in Montreal with her two children who love to draw and her three cats who love to miao.

 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Reviews

Lively, tongue-in-cheek tale ... Entertainingly odd characters.

— Publishers Weekly

A well-told tale that tweaks the Littles enough you'd think some of their stuffing might fall out, and illustrated with the bright edginess of a Lane Smith, exaggerated to a fare-thee-well.

— Kirkus

Colorful cartoonlike illustrations in watercolor complement the quirkiness.

— School Library Journal

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