This book is a whimsical ode to summer in the city through the perspective of a long-haired dachshund. The energetic, yet sparse text leaves plenty of room to discover all the charming, true to life details Salati has included throughout the adveture. Truly a fun picture book for all ages.— From Michelle's Picks
From a critically acclaimed creator comes this summery picture book featuring an overheated—and overwhelmed—pup who finds his calm with some sea, sand, and fresh air.
“An utter joy from beginning to end!” —Sophie Blackall, two-time Caldecott Medal winner
It's summer in the city, and this hot dog has had enough! Enough of sizzling sidewalks, enough of wailing sirens, enough of people's feet right in his face. When he plops down in the middle of a crosswalk, his owner endeavors to get him the breath of fresh air he needs. She hails a taxi, hops a train, and ferries out to the beach.
Here, a pup can run!
With fluid art and lyrical text that have the soothing effect of waves on sand, Doug Salati shows us how to find calm and carry it back with us so we can appreciate the small joys in a day.
About the Author
Doug Salati is the illustrator of Tomie dePaola's In a Small Kingdom, as well as Matthew Farina's Lawrence in the Fall, an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book, which the Wall Street Journal described as a "handsome excursion." Doug graduated from the Illustration as Visual Essay masters program at the School of Visual Arts in 2014 and was a 2015 Sendak Fellow. His illustration work has been recognized by 3x3 Illustration, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. He lives and works in New York City.
★ "A calming portrait of escape and renewal." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "[An] expertly wrought tale of physical and emotional relief." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review