A lonely man tries to buy a pillow . . . and ends up with a new best friend in this silly and sweet doggy tale, perfect for fans of Officer Buckle and Gloria.
Dogs make good pillows, don’t they?
A clever pup ends up in a cozy home, and she’ll do anything to stay there. She impersonates everything the lonely homeowner needs—a pillow, a footstool, a jacket. But in the end, being herself works best. Laura Gehl’s spare, humorous text and New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant’s expressive characters will leave young readers giggling and begging for more.
The sparse and somewhat repetitive text lets the illustrations take center stage for a hilarious story about a dog’s (and a cat’s) successful efforts to be adopted. The parade of Employees of the Month who each convince the gentleman in turn that the item he purchased from their stores was not in fact defective adds a level of humor that adults may appreciate (even if it’s above the children’s heads) which is fun as well.
Hi! I’m Laura Gehl. I spent many happy hours reading books as a kid, and now I get to spend many happy hours…and many frustrated, banging-my-head-against-the-wall hours…writing books for kids. Pretty much the best job ever. Except for the banging-my-head-against-the-wall part. These days, I also get to spend many happy hours reading books to my own four kids. Which is only fair, since I get most of my ideas from them! (Bio via lauragehl.com)
Christopher Weyant is a cartoonist and illustrator. His cartoons can be seen regularly in The New Yorker magazine and are syndicated worldwide. He has illustrated seven picture books and, in 2015, won the Theodor (Dr.Suess) Geisel Award for YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL, written by his wife, Anna Kang. Christopher lives outside New York City with Anna, their two daughters, and a very fluffy dog named Hudson