This Book Just Ate My Dog

Paperback | April 13, 2015

byRichard Byrne

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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 authoritiesarrive 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 stepin 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?!

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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 authoritiesarrive to take control) followed by shock (as the...

Always arty as a child, at the age of 10 Richard won a competition to design a poster for the Sussex Police and won L10. That was when he realized he could make a career out of drawing. After studying at Eastbourne College of Art and Design, Richard set up his own graphic design business. Richard currently lives in Chichester with his ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.65 × 9.65 × 0.13 inPublished:April 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192737295

ISBN - 13:9780192737298

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh where, oh where, can my little dog be? Bella decides to take her dog out for a nice, peaceful stroll. Together they saunter across the page but low and behold she makes it across but her dog mysteriously disappears into the gutter of the book. Oh my. Bella is puzzled and confused. How can that be? How can she find her dog and get him back? Along comes Bella's friend Ben and when he asks her what's up she tells him "this book just at my dog." Story on...... It's Ben to the rescue, or so he thinks! In his attempt to get to the source of the mystery, he too vaporizes into the gutter. Oh my! Along come the first responders to try their luck and guess what? Yep, in they go too. Finally Bella, the last character standing, has had enough and, ... ooooh noooo!!! Gone! This clever, smart girl then realizes how hopeless she and her commrads are, so brilliantly she tosses a note to the reader to please help them out (literally). Will the readers take her seriously? Can they possibility bring the characters back from the gutter safely? This ingenious, interactive book makes the reader part of the story. How fun is that? Kids will love to be the super heroes and save the day! The illustrations are kid-friendly and engaging. "The Book Just Ate My Dog" is a wonderful twist on the phrase...the dog just ate my homework. Both young and old will get a kick out of this delightful tale.
Date published: 2015-01-29