By: Emma Lazell

Published: May 5, 2020

Publisher: Pavilion Children’s Books


Penny and Pat have a LOT of dogs at their house. Dogs of all shapes and sizes and colors. Penny notices a spotted dog in town and decides she wants THAT DOG. Pat is Penny’s new assistant dog-napper and she sets him out on the mission of finding that spotted dog she wants. Fortunately, Pat isn’t a very good dog-napper and THAT DOG is a very smart dog.

This is a very silly book and kids will for sure laugh when Pat brings home the wrong spotted animals to Penny. The illustrations are fun and eye-catching and there is a lot to look at on each page. The expressions on the animals as well as the people are hilarious. The words “bounce” around the pages as well which makes it a fun read aloud.

There is a lot to enjoy about this book and I loved the final pages of the homeowners back together with their beloved pets. Kids will love this one for the silly story and vividly expressive illustrations!

Emma Lazell is a UK-based illustrator and author of children’s books. In 2018, Emma completed the hugely prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. Emma lives in Cambridge, UK with her husband, their two cats, and their bicycles.

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