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Dogs in Disguise: A fantastically funny rhyming story, perfect for dog lovers!

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It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. books, full of ingenious pooches and some truly outrageous rhymes (think schnauzers in trousers and shih-tzus doing ju-jitsu). But if all that sounds quite worthy, the real success of Dogs in Disguise is that it is an absolute joy.

John Bond brilliantly captures the single-mindedness of small children…little readers will certainly want seconds. The end papers are vibrant and colourful and there’s a richness to the colours used throughout that would make group use very easy because the images are strong and captivating.

Bond’s trademark wide, staring eyes and bright block colours perfectly complement Bently’s bouncing text. In this brilliantly funny rhyming picture book, lots of silly dogs in even sillier costumes demonstrate their wily ways, blending in (or not) to their environments like the doggy geniuses they are. Growing up on a farm in the Cotswolds, he went on to study a degree in Illustration at Kingston University, London. The Highway Rat, gallops along the highway stealing food from other animals – clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel and even his own horse’s hay, until he encounters a cunning duck! and even a wee joke, Bently as ever effortlessly alliterates himself through a tongue-twisting tangle of clothes.

John Bond’s illustration is absolutely hilarious, featuring really relatable expressions on the dogs’ faces and a lovely wealth of costume detail that will have readers spotting more every time they read. In this brilliantly funny picture book, lots of silly dogs in even sillier costumes demonstrate their wily way. Now, I’m at least 55 years older than the intended audience for Dogs in Disguise and a cat lover but I adored this book. It might offer all manner of educational uses, but most of all this children’s book is witty and vibrant, arrestingly and charmingly illustrated, and enormous fun to read.

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You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods.

Well, they do and the brilliant author Peter Bently and illustrator John Bond have set out to prove it with Dogs in Disguise! If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance. There was just the right amount of choice to suit everyone without being overwhelming and I received comments from parents and staff about the quality of books offered compared to previous sales which have always been based around current crazes and well known celebrity authors. Peter studied languages at Oxford University, England, and lives in Devon with his wife Lucy and their two children. Firstly, it has a thick, robust cover that will withstand many readings – both in the home and in other early years settings – that makes it feel high quality.

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