Sit. Fetch. Have a cappuccino. When Raymond the dog starts acting human, will he miss the dog’s life?
Raymond the dog is just your regular family pet until, one day, he has a thought: couldn’t he just . . . sit at the table? Isn’t that what families do together? Soon Raymond begins to leave all his canine ways behind, and so do all the other dogs in town. Dogs go to the movies; dogs go out for coffee; and Raymond lands a high-powered journalism job at DOGUE magazine. But is Raymond’s new gig all work and no play? He doesn’t even have time for family dinner! Maybe, just maybe, Raymond misses the dog’s life. . . . At once comedic and genuine, this tale about appreciating the simpler things in life reminds us all that work can wait — after all, there are more important things (like getting your ears scratched in just the right place).
Hardcover | $16.99
Published by Candlewick May 09, 2017| 32 Pages| 8-1/8 x 11-13/16| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780763689506
The Le Becs’ chic digital illustrations are just right for the busy, glamor-tinged life Raymond embarks on…It’s an entertaining “be careful what you wish for” story. —Publishers Weekly
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do…What makes it all worthwhile? Getting "your ears scratched in just the right place." —Kirkus Reviews
Le Bec’s digital cartoons show bleary-eyed Raymond hunched over his laptop, surrounded by a stack of paperwork and an extra-large takeout coffee cup. It takes a bouncy red ball to remind the workaholic hound of the simple pleasures in life. —School Library Journal