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Long Dog

Long Dog

This is Long Dog. He's not skinny, or tall, or scruffy - he's long and we like it that way. Well at least I do anyway. Mum and Dad aren't so sure. Especially when Long Dog gets stuck in the cat flap, or in the drain pipe, or in a tree... he can be a bit weird sometimes. James and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781787411098
Barcode 9781787411098
Published 18 October 2018 by Templar Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Davies, James
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ISBN-13 9781787411098
ISBN-10 1787411095
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Templar Publishing
Imprint Templar Publishing
Publication Date 18 October 2018
International Publication Date 9 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Davies, James
Category General Picture Books
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 307mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 480g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 927211

Description of this Book

This is Long Dog. He's not skinny, or tall, or scruffy - he's long and we like it that way. Well at least I do anyway. Mum and Dad aren't so sure. Especially when Long Dog gets stuck in the cat flap, or in the drain pipe, or in a tree... he can be a bit weird sometimes. James and Long Dog are inseparable. Long Dog may be weird, but James doesn't see it that way - he just sees his best ever friend. Being long is awesome, even if nobody else thinks so. It means spaghetti hugs and extra long walks. But what happens when long dog gets himself in a twist? A hilarious picture book about unbreakable friendships and fitting in, by James Davies.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review He didn't start long - he grew until he was Long Dog. Maybe he was too long - Mum and Dad think so while all James' friends think him odd and not a proper dog. But when a crisis ocurs, it is Long Dog who can solve the problem.He is a hero - but for James he always was. Neatly tackling concepts of friendship and difference for the youngest reader, James Davies' picture book is a joyous romp that combines imagination and reality. The words are direct and immediate as James speaks to the reader, the font itself emphasises this effect.The illustrations, deceptively simple and child-like, complement the text, adding the details that bring much life and an engaging humour to the story. The choice of format - landscape - ensures that Davies is able to exploit the full potential of each spread allowing Long Dog to stretch not just across the pages but to spill over to the next page, while the climax involves the added dimension of a page that unfolds so that the eye follows Long Dog under the earth. Davies' uncluttered lines bring the energy of the comic book to his storytelling and his limited palette, influenced by retro picture books, exploits the drama of the white background. From the design of the covers, both outside and in, to the story itself, this attractive picture book is a real pleasure and will surely delight both adults and children. This is one to share and we must look forward to more from this author/illustrator. * Books for Keeps * Everybody longs to have a dog of their own... but what if it's a very long dog? Author and illustrator James Davies has fun in his laugh-out-loud debut picture book which stars a boy and his friendship with a pet dog that just won't stop growing. Illustrated throughout in a uniquely bold, graphic style influenced by old cartoons and retro picture books, Long Dog will capture everyone's hearts. Meet Long Dog. He's not skinny, or tall, or scruffy... he's long and he and his proud owner James like it that way. Mum and Dad aren't so sure, especially when Long Dog gets stuck in the cat flap or in the drain pipe. Long Dog may be weird, but James doesn't see it that way; he just sees his best ever friend. Being long is awesome, even if nobody else thinks so. It means spaghetti hugs and extra-long walks. Luckily, the other pets in the park don't seem so perfect either and when they mysteriously go missing, there's only one dog in the whole world who is long enough to rescue them. Davies's simple but powerful story uses humour and appealing pictures to add energy and vibrancy to a joyful tale about friendship, difference and loyalty. * Lancashire Evening Post *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

James Davies (Author, Illustrator) James Davies is an illustrator and author from Wales, now living in Bristol. He has recently returned to illustration with a uniquely bold, graphic style, influenced by old cartoons and retro picture books and is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Meet the... series. His first picture book, Long Dog, is due out in July 2018. James's favourite food group is carbs and his worst enemy is a bald Chihuahua.

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