A Top Dog Story
by Alex Latimer
Grampa is looking after Ben’s mischievous dog, Buster. Who will be top dog?
Looking after Ben’s dog, Buster, is no walk in the park. Buster is messy, he is naughty, he is EXHAUSTING! But Ben loves him more than anything. When Ben goes away, he tells Grampa exactly how to look after Buster. But has Ben remembered the most IMPORTANT thing?
Stay! is a quirky tale from Alex Latimer with strong visual storytelling and an entertaining message about the joys – and challenges – of taking care of a dog.
Publication Date: 9/1/2015
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-1/4″ x 10-1/2″
Age Range: 4 – 8
F&P: GRL M, Gr 2, Genre RF
Themes: Dog Training, Letter-Writing
BISAC 1: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 2: JUV002190 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pets
BISAC 3: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
“The engaging illustrations are bold and energetic… a welcome addition to most picture book collections.” ―School Library Journal
“A funny take on loving an ‘exhausting’ dog, and the way that training can help make big strides with its behavior. Most of the time.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Kid-friendly and full of action and gentle suspense, this selection will be a favorite of dog lovers and reluctant readers alike” ―Kirkus Reviews
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2016
Alabama Camellia Award (Grades 2-3) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2016-2017
Children’s Book Award (Nominee) – Florida Reading Association, 2016-2017