Author: Harry Bliss
Review: I love children’s books and always find time to read them to my kids. This is a colorful jaunt though the day in the life of Bailey, a dog, who gets up and follows the same routine as a child going off to grade school. It starts out in the morning with getting up and picking out clothes to wear all the way to the end of the day and the bus ride home again.
Bailey finds things he enjoys about school and things he doesn’t, but everything is brought about in a positive fun way. The drawings are cute and convey the story along.
If you have kids who love to read and be read too, this is a great picture book for them and for you.
Publisher: Published August 1st 2011 by Scholastic, Inc.
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher.
Synopsis: When Bailey tells the teacher that the dog ate his homework, he's tattling on himself. Bailey, you see, is not your average canine; he is a studious pooch enrolled in the local school—and we're not talking about kennel. Harry Bliss' delightful new picture puts a whole new slant on learning. The perfect back-to-school prompt.
Author Biography: Harry Bliss grew up in upstate New York in a family of successful painters and illustrators, so it wasn’t any surprise that he, too, went on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and illustration at the University of the Arts and Syracuse University. He has illustrated numerous book covers and is a cartoonist and cover artist for THE NEW YORKER magazine. In the tradition of so many NEW YORKER cartoonists, Harry Bliss has illustrated several children’s books, among them A FINE, FINE SCHOOL by Sharon Creech, WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER BE? by William Steig, and COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN by Alison McGhee.
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