This Book Just Ate My Dog!

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

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In this wonderfully inventive book, Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page but halfway across, he disappears! Unable to quite believe what's just happened Bella watches, transfixed, with changing emotions of surprise, indignation, moments of renewed hope (as the authorities arrive to take control) followed by shock (as they too succumb to the book's inexplicable behaviour) and finally action when Bella marches toward the dangerous middle of the book ...only to disappear herself! At this point, the book has consumed its characters and it's down to the reader to step in to help. A note from Bella appears directly appealing for assistance and, with a rigorous shake, the characters reappear. Normality is restored and Bella is finally able to take her dog for an uninterrupted walk ...or is she?!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 248 x 250 x 10mm | 379.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour
  • 0192737287
  • 9780192737281
  • 144,231

Review quote

'Clever use of the book as an object teamed with cunning storytelling and artwork can make the reading experience fully interactive, and This Book Just Ate My Dog is a book that delivers just that...A real gem!' Melanie McGilloway, Armadillo Magazine 'A really jolly book with few words and big pictures for the very young of three plus.' Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News 'This is just perfect to read aloud...A perfect mix of quirkiness and child appeal.' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller 'This is, by far, one of the most inventive uses I've seen of a picture book for a long time and gives a real sense of excitement and mystery.' Top Ten Books For Sharing 2014, The BookBag 'quirky, imaginative and unusual story with a twist in the tail (almost!)' Parents in Touch 'a wonderfully interactive book, full of humour, giggles and a very engaging story line.' My Book Corner 'totally involving, completely satisfying with cute illustration and a great final twist in the tail' Jill Bennett, Books For Keeps 'This title has to be one of the most visually inventive of 2014.' Michael Thorn, ACHUKA blog 'pure genius' Picture Books Blogger 'a thoroughly interactive and hilarious reading experience' Teach Nurseryshow more

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2,558 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 42% (1,085)
4 37% (956)
3 17% (440)
2 3% (70)
1 0% (7)
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