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Elizabeth Bird’s, A Fuse#8 Production:  New York City children's librarians stage a stirring reenactment of The Doghouse!  Read all about the amazing event at "Some turnips, Duck?". (1/17/09)

Print Reviews of "The Doghouse"

Kirkus Review:

The third time continues the charm for Thomas's latest offering featuring her familiar animal buddies (A Birthday for Cow, 2008). ...Bold cartoon illustrations provide an inside glimpse into Dog's living space, the setting for a surprising reunion for these friends and their ball. The successful use of repetition, realized through succinct sentences (rendered in speech balloons) and solid colors, maintains the material's superb pacing. Slanted lines and masterful use of the frame capture the shifting moods and actions of the characters, perfectly placed on each page. Thomas's entertaining story and spirited illustrations kick this one right out of the park.”


The Horn Book Guide:

...Thick black outlines, solid blocks of color, and easily read facial expressions will work well for story times. Allusions at the end to cake and turnips recall Thomas’s earlier A Birthday for Cow!, which featured these four barnyard friends being just as silly. Read both books together, and you’ll have preschoolers rolling in the aisles. j.m.b.” (10/08)

The Boston Globe: “...Author and illustrator Jan Thomas possesses exquisite comic timing. Her art is bold, cartoony, and eye-poppingly bright. If there's genius in knowing what to leave out and what to put in, then Thomas is the new Einstein of picture books....”


North Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee

Texas 2x2 Award Nominee

A Baker’s Dozen:  The best Children’s Books for Family Literacy

New York Public Library, Children's Books 2008 –– 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

American Booksellers Association, Fall 2008 Children’s Indie Next List

Children’s Roundtable, Texas Library Association –– 2X2 Reading List, 2009


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