Sunday, August 5, 2012

Children's Book Saturday "Dog Loves Drawing" By: Louise Yates

"Dog Loves Drawing"
By: Louise Yates

Synopsis from Amazon:
Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail—it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises.
My Thoughts:
      Who doesn't love a book about a dog who loves books? This adorable book shares the story of a dog who owns a book store. He's so surprised to find in the mail one day, a book...with no words! A whole book just filled with blank pages. Well, turns out this blank book is a drawing book just ready for Dog's imagination.
      The story and the drawings from this book are impressive. The story is cute, complete with drawing a ship to take you to an island where you meet a monster, but you quickly draw a door with a chain to keep that mean old monster out. The drawings are exquisite, honestly looking like the scribblings of a child, only done really well. They appeal to me as an adult and will easily appeal to children who love to draw. 
      All in all, "Dog Loves Drawing" is a really cute story. For Librarians, this book probably wouldn't be the best read aloud with a large group. I think much of the story relies on the pictures. This book will be great for parents reading with little ones who have the time to digest the illustrations. Great story that makes you look forward to seeing what else Louise Yates will come out with!

For more information or see what upcoming books she has up her sleeve, check out her website

I received this e-book in exchange for an honest opinion from Edelweiss.

Book Details
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date of Publication: August 14, 2012
# of Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-0375870675


  1. You certainly read an interesting variety of books! Quite a few of them would get added to my wishlist if my stack wasn't already overwhelmingly high. Have a great reading week!

  2. "Who doesn't love a book about a dog who loves books?" I, for one, don't, even though I did enjoy Tad Hills' Rocket books. And I do love books about books and your review of "Dog Loves Drawing" makes me want to read it!

  3. This looks perfect for my son. Maybe the dog can get him to want to use a crayon!