Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stories With Surprises

A Dog is a Dog
by Stephen Shaskan
Chronicle Books, 2011
review copy provided by the publisher

"A dog is a dog, unless it's a...CAT!" And that cat is a cat unless it's a...SQUID! And so on, until...

...Nah, I'm not going to tell you! You have to read it to find out! Suffice it to say that this is a book with a surprise every couple of pages. (That squid came at me from out of the blue!) It's a book about the essential nature of well-known animals, about disguises, and about surprises. I can imagine this book making Franki's Million Times list, or Bill's Picks From the Pit.


  1. Cute! I'll have to look for it for my toddler.

    Do you ever review indie authors on this blog or only published ones?

  2. Siobhan,
    We occasionally review books by indie authors, but we never make any promises to review books we receive or request. (We're pretty picky about what we review -- we've got to LOVE it and plan to add it to our school/classroom libraries.)

    We mostly review books for readers in K-5.


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