Night I Followed the Dog

Night I Followed the Dog


By (author) Nina Laden

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 249mm x 259mm x 13mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 16 November 1995
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0811806472
  • ISBN 13: 9780811806473
  • Illustrations note: colour and b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 150,246

Product description

Have you ever wondered where dogs go at night, and what they do? Well, the little boy in this story has reason to believe that there is something funny going on, and he's ready to find out what it is. Join him in his hilarious adventure.

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Author information

Nina Laden grew up in the New York City area. The daughter of two artists, she studied illustration at Syracuse University. She is the author and illustrator of The Night I Followed the Dog, also published by Chronicle Books.

Review quote

This boy-and-his-dog book has a clever text, great illustrations, and strong appeal. "School Library Journal" This zany debut is cause for celebration. "Parents Choice, " 1994 Award

Editorial reviews

Early one morning, a boy sees his dog step out of a limousine wearing a tuxedo. The next night, the boy follows his dog and discovers that the pet he always thought of as boring (he can't sing, like the neighbor's dog, or change channels on the TV) is actually the suave owner of a swinging nightclub called "The Doghouse." At the club, the boy meets two mean bulldog bouncers, a cocker spaniel waitress, and a glamorous greyhound, among other canine lounge lizards. His dog explains the point of his club: "See all the sofas? We can sit on the sofas here. We can get treats without having to lie down, roll over, or play dead....This? This is a place where dogs can be dogs." Laden's dog characters are especially keenly drawn. The type (made to look like the boy's handwriting, with pictures drawn around some words) can be a little fussy looking, but it fits the tone. A whimsical book. (Kirkus Reviews)