Best in Show

by David Elliott

On Sale: 09/24/2024

About the Book

A celebration of the extraordinary and ordinary power of dogs of all kinds, in sly and cheerful verse from celebrated poet David Elliott. Features artwork from an all-star cast of eighteen bestselling and award-winning illustrators.

In so many hearts you’re number one! Agile! High-spirited! Obedient! Fun! You hunt. You fish. You search and find. You cheer the old. You guide the blind.

In this ode to our most loyal companions, you’ll meet the Labrador Retriever and sixteen other remarkable dogs. There's the Bloodhound, who has a sense of smell one thousand times better than yours or mine. And there’s the Irish Wolfhound, the world’s tallest dog, who was once the companion of royalty. And we can’t forget the mutt.

But that’s not all! You’ll meet big dogs and small dogs, scruffy dogs and elegant dogs, and dogs from all around the world. Pairing engaging poems with surprising facts, Best in Show is a one-of-a-kind gift and a paw-sitively perfect read-aloud for dog lovers and aspiring pet owners.

Includes illustrations by Elaine Bay, Cátia Chien, Matthew Cordell, Cindy Derby, Flavia Z. Drago, Leo Espinosa, Raissa Figueroa, Julie Flett, Ebony Glenn, Rebecca Green, Emily Hughes, Oge Mora, Kenard Pak, Antoinette Portis, Raúl the Third, Sergio Ruzzier, Charles Santoso, and David Ezra Stein.

Don’t miss these titles by David Elliott:

  • On the Farm
  • In the Wild
  • The Seventh Raven
  • Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
  • Bull

Critical Praise

"...A bouquet of art styles and media, fast-moving verse, and entertaining facts provide varied entryways into this amiable accounting." — Publishers Weekly

"Utterly fetching." — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063321922
  • ISBN 10: 0063321920
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 09/24/2024
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / General

Best in Show by David Elliott, Raúl the Third

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