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That dog!
Emma Lazell
Paperback / softback
Pavilion Children's
UK Publication Date

The brilliant second book from a rising star of the picture book world, tipped as 'one to watch' by The Bookseller magazine.

There's a team of dognappers on the loose. They've stolen lots of pooches, but this time they're up against a veryclever dog.

The cunning Penelope Dognapper is keen to get her hands on the latest rare breed, the lesser spotted woofer. Her big mistake is sending Patrick, her accomplice, to do the job. He has great difficulty identifying the right dog - that dog! - and in a house that also contains a snake, rabbit and characterful cat, you can imagine the chaos that ensues as he tries to steal the dog.

That dog is a very smart one. He's quick, clever and a bit of a detective in his spare time and he might just have worked out who's behind the dastardly crimes. Will he avoid getting caught himself and rescue his fellow creatures?

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Emma Lazell is a UK based illustrator and author. Her work islinear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness.

In 2018 she completed the hugely prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts.

'This fun and vibrantly illustrated book about right and wrong is packed with humour ... destined to become a firm favourite!'

Creative Steps

'Dazzling ... With her sharp eye for wry humour, an addictive sense of mischief, and a sparkling gallery of bold and vibrant illustrations, Lazell fills her brilliantly entertaining story with rich comic detail and a quirky cast of characters - both human and animal!'

Lancashire Evening Post

'Adelightfully dotty and diverting tale'

Red Reading Hub

'Full of humor and wit with hilarious background details in the illustrations, young readers will giggle with delight each time the dognapper nabs the wrong pet, while missing That Dog who's right in front of him. For dog lovers (And detective lovers) looking for a laugh-out-loud read~ That Dog is just the one for you!'

My Storybook Library

'Emma Lazell's energetic and vivid illustrations inject this simple story with great energy.'

'I enjoyed reading this to my daughters, its colourful, funny and has a nice amount of repetition for little ones to join in. It looks like another hit for EmmaLazell!'

The Bookworm Baby

'Highly enjoyable, this is one to read again and again with guaranteed laughs to be had.'

The Book Activist

'An involving read that adults and children will enjoy sharing ... showcases [Emma's] talent for characterisation ...The story is one that can be re-read with enjoyment as there is plenty to spot in the illustrations each time the story is revisited.'

Just Imagine

'Emma's vibrant and fun illustrations really bring the story to life ... [a]is mischievous and humorous read accompanied by exquisite illustrations.'

Space on the Bookshelf

'Hilarious ... makes you laugh harder and harder as the story builds ...This will definitely be a popular title in classroom reading corners as well as in primary school libraries.'

Book Bound

'A hilarious and riotous read… A detective story with chaotic goings-on, supported by lively illustrations, this will appeal to all ages!'

Picture Books Blogger

'Just as with her first book, Emma Lazell has included lots of tiny details throughout... A must-have for all dog lovers, and for those who like seeing justice served! … chucklesome.'

Little Literary Society

'Emma's vibrant and fun illustrations really bring the story to life ... [a] mischievous and humorous read accompanied by exquisite illustrations.'

Space on the Bookshelf blog

Paperback original
Country of Publication
Number of Pages
26 unnumbered

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