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Dog Loves Drawing

Dog Loves Drawing By Louise Yates, Ages 3-5

Dog loved books so much he owned his own bookstore. When he wasn’t reading new stories he was sharing his passion and reading to others. One morning, a package was delivered to his store leading to the start of something new… and colorful!

“To my dearest Dog,
May the lines you draw open a door to some wonderful adventures.
With love from your,
        Aunt Dora xoxo”

In the package was a sketchbook from Dog’s aunt with a nearly endless blank canvas for Dog to create a whole new world, via color pencils that is! In no time at all Dog finds himself surrounded by countless new friends in his elaborate and unexpected story book adventure.

                I can’t say enough about the illustrations in this book, the cover doesn’t do it justice. With Dog receiving a sketchbook of his own, the illustrations are drawn as though they are buy a child’s hand and mind’s eye, giving the pages a relatable and kindhearted

                A young boy named Willy has a tough time reading his dinosaur book with his favorite stuffed animal monkey named Bobo because of his relentless pet cat. Willy’s pet cat, Earl, just won’t leave him alone forcing Willy to go to extreme measures… revenge fantasy!

                Willy brings it upon himself to write an exhilarating adventure of his own. Instead of punishing his pet cat for his constant annoyance, Willy incorporates Earl into the story. Willy, Bobo and Earl all star in his own jungle adventure exploding with danger, mostly for Earl.

                Willy uses his own story as a way to escape. He communicates his anger toward Earl the cat in the retaliating events he writes in his story. Willy includes and envisions Earl being eaten for snack by a group of snakes. This thankfully did not happen in real life but it sure did provide catharsis for Willy.

                This story teaches children a valuable lesson because we all have that one person who just simply bugs us! The unusual story line and clever illustrations are packed with humor. This is definitely a great book choice for children, especially at the age when their imagination is running wild.

      Hardcover, 32 pages.

I recommend this