Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!
In this follow-up to the hilarious illustrated novel Dog Diaries, Junior has been in the dog house after giving in to his doggy urges when Mom-Lady turned her back and left him alone with the freshly cooked Thanksgiving turkey.
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|Library of Congress
||JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education, JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General, School stories Children's / Teenage, Animal stories Children's / Teenage
Description of this Book
In this follow-up to the hilarious illustrated novel Dog Diaries, Junior has been in the dog house after giving in to his doggy urges when Mom-Lady turned her back and left him alone with the freshly cooked Thanksgiving turkey. Because of this, Junior is determined to make Christmas the best one ever for his pet humans and redeem his GOOD BOY status. Junior has never actually experienced a human Christmas before and his perfect plans get sidelined with the shocking appearance of something called snow, a tree that seems to have sprouted in the middle of the Picture Box Room, and packs of strange humans called Carol who come to the front yard and howl. It all very confusing...
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||The book tunes in perfectly to children's sense of humour and is pretty well guaranteed to have them giggling throughout, at both the story and Richard Watson's entertaining illustrations. Great fun, drawing the reader in right from the start. * Parents In Touch * Irrepressible young dog Junior is back with a dog's-eye-view of Christmas, or as he knows it, Crisp-Mouth...His enthusiasm knows no bounds, and it proves a real struggle to be good, especially as Junior consistently gets things WRONG...Junior's breathless narrative style and Richard Watson's illustrations make this super-readable, and newly confident readers will love this funny story and its bouncy, endlessly optimistic narrator. -- Andrea Reece * Lovereading4Kids *
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Steven Butler (Author) Steven is the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award-winning author of The Nothing to See Here Hotel as well as The Diary of Dennis the Menace series and The Wrong Pong series, which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He's also an actor, dancer and trained aerialist as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. His primary school headmaster was the fantastically funny author Jeremy Strong. Steven lives in London. James Patterson (Author) JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. Richard Watson (Illustrator) Richard Watson was born in 1980 and grew up in a small village in North Lincolnshire. As a young child he was a very avid reader and loved to immerse myself in a book, especially those of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, his favourite being a very well read copy of the Big Friendly Giant! Richard and his brother were forever drawing and coming up with our own stories and comics during the school summer holidays and it is something that has always been a part of who he is. He particularly remembers scribbling and doodling various characters over paper which had been brought home by my dad from work, the company name and address printed in red all over one side but it didn't matter! All through school he was interested in art and found that it was something he was naturally good at, this led me on to take the subject at A level in which he received an A grade. He studied illustration at Lincoln University School of Art and Design and achieved a first class BA honours degree upon graduating. He began working as an illustrator soon after leaving University in 2003 having been taken on by the Bright Agency. He uses a range of techniques to produce my artwork mixing traditional drawing and painting with collage and mixed media. He is always trying to experiment and develop my style and am constantly buying and collecting interesting children's books and books on art and illustration as a means of inspiration. He also loves visiting galleries, watching films, and music.