Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-707-1950.
Ella, Gus’s elderly dog, promises Gus that she will always be with him, but after she dies, Gus spends a lonely Halloween cavorting with skeletons in the cemetery. Gus’s reappearance is part of the night’s spooky but endearing magic. Firm horizontals and thickly outlined figures keep the story grounded.
Wearing his backpack, Bailey walks to the school bus, admiring a stick along the way, anticipating the wind ruffling his fur through the window, and waiting to plunge into the lunch room garbage pail. Humorous illustrations capture his unusual but clearly doglike adventures.
A story of love, friendship and loyalty. A monk lives on a small island with his faithful friend, a rat terrier. A terrible storm separates them and the dog has several adventures in the natural world (some quite scary) before being reunited with his very best friend. The pictures are lush and powerful, Nelson takes on a very different subject with subtly and grace.
Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.
After her illegal-immigrant father is deported to Mexico, eleven-year-old Zitlally believes that protecting a skinny stray dog she calls Star will keep her father safe, too. But Star disappears. Can Zitlally’s trailer-park neighbor, Crystal, help?
This posturing pooch has some great attitude... if you can wrap your tongue around his smooth tough freestyling! Raschka's definitely gotten silly with this one, poking fun at hardcore boastful rap and the hip hop personae while making an attempt at defining its allure. Radunsky's blotchy illustrations - remarkably Raschka-esque - capture the juvenile tough pup at home in his cool-toned urban environment. Words are printed in differing font sizes and in moving shapes to help the reader read aloud. Remarkably funny for its dogginess, too, i.e. when the rhythm of the language devolves into woofing.
It’s against rules, but a Marine befriends an Iraqi wild dog that steadfastly follows his unit in the desert. Inviting photos include the machines and landscape of a soldier’s daily life and warmly depict a true story that ends happily.