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    Night I Followed the Dog (Hardback) By (author) Nina Laden

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    DescriptionHave 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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    Night I Followed the Dog
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nina Laden
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780811806473
    ISBN 10: 0811806472

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AH
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
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    BIC children’s book marketing category: C3N79
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    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
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    DC12A: 813
    DC22: E
    B&T Book Type: EF
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV019000
    LC classification: PZ7.L13735, PZ7.L13735 NI 1994
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    Illustrations note
    colour and b&w illustrations
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    Publication date
    16 November 1995
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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
    --"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY" Making an auspicious entry into children's books, Laden provides a stylish, droll answer to the riddle of what dogs do while their owners sleep. Her narrator is forced to revise his low opinion of the seemingly sedentary family pet ("I always thought he was a boring dog") after he spies the pooch alighting from a limousine early one morning, wearing a tuxedo. Tailing him that night, he discovers that the doghouse is in fact a well-appointed bachelor pad and his dog the owner of a spiffy canine nightclub, where dogs go to relax, get treats without having to lie down or play dead, and "talk about their problems with the mailman, or with the poodle next door." Skewed angles and perspectives and a mauve-and-midnight-blue palette ably capture the boy's disorientation, wonder and eventual admiration of his pet's jaunty after-hours persona. The art is at once broadly expressive and full of small, witty details (e.g., the limousine's vanity plate reads K-9). The visual playfulness extends even to the hand-lettered text, which is animated by such variations as inverted lettering for "roll over," chewed lettering for "hungry," and near-pictograms (the word "sit" rests on a chair). A salutary outing spun from a simple but rich idea. Ages 4-10."PARENTS' CHOICE, "1994 Award Winner This comedic gem concerns a garden-variety canine--"nothing exotic or special"--who spends his afterhours running a splendiferous nightclub for stressed-out fellow dogs. The author/artist's bold and mysterious full-paged pastels have a compelling nocturnal pizazz and her inviting, hand-lettered text encourages young listeners to supply key words on their own (witty graphic hints virtually guarantee success). This zany debut is cause for celebration.--"SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, " February 1995 "It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your dog is?" If not, join in this book's extraordinary suppositions. A young boy relates the events of "the night I fol1owed my dog
    Review text
    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)