Good Dog

by Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld

On Sale: 08/07/2018

Good Dog

by Cori Doerrfeld

illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld

On Sale: 08/07/2018


About the Book

This charming picture book, from the author-illustrator of The Rabbit Listened, follows an adorable stray puppy who exemplifies what it truly means to be a “good dog.”

Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person.The New York Times Book Review

When a puppy in need of a friend follows a kind girl into town, he lands himself into all sorts of trouble. He gets lost. He’s nearly run over. And he gets chased out of a bakery for being a “bad dog.”

But when the pup and the girl reunite in the park and she leaves behind her favorite doll, the puppy has a chance to prove just what a good dog he really is!

This heartwarming story told with bold, beautiful illustrations and sparse text is a perfect read-aloud book and great for beginning readers.

Families who enjoyed Kelly DiPucchio’s bestselling Gaston, Patrick McDonnell’s lovable characters, and Mike Twohy’s award-winning Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! will fall in love with Cori Doerrfeld’s Good Dog.

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Critical Praise

Praise for Good Dog: ★ “The pup’s struggles and emotions are ingeniously conveyed. This delightful story will appeal to everyone from younger preschoolers to new readers to dog lovers of any age.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Good Dog stole my heart. A satisfying tale of a stray dog who finds his person.” - New York Times Book Review

“Doerrfeld’s spreads recall Lauren Castillo’s, with friendly figures outlined in soft black. This dose of cuteness also provides a tale of heroism, in which the stray dog’s watchfulness and initiative earn it a new chance at life.” - Publishers Weekly

“The artwork is charming. A heartwarming story with lovable characters that’s certain to charm young readers.” - School Library Journal

“Certain to pluck heartstrings. This book deserves to have a forever home on children’s bookshelves.” - The Missourian

Praise for The Rabbit Listened: ★ “A story that’s wise, funny, and easy to take to heart.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

★ “This appealing work is an excellent addition to any emotional-intelligence shelf.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★  ”This is a delightful picture book with a lot of meaning.” - School Library Connection (starred review)


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062662866
  • ISBN 10: 0062662864
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/07/2018
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pets

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