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Every Dog in the Neighborhood by Philip C. Stead
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Every Dog in the Neighborhood by Philip C. Stead
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Jun 21, 2022 | ISBN 9780823444274

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★ “Cordell brings to the page a vivid cast of characters as Louis canvasses the neighborhood. His shaggy, loose-lined illustrations in warm pastels are detailed and filled with humor. . . . Stead creates an indelible character in Grandma, who is fierce, determined, and kind, and he leaves plenty of room in his lively text for Cordell to add layer upon layer to this already nuanced tale—one that ends sweetly, in more ways than one.”—The Horn Book, Starred Review

★ “What a pleasure to see sprawling urban neighborhood scenes with every kind of adult, child, and dog imaginable, all packed into a picture book. . . . Louis’s innocent but matter-of-fact narration is entertaining for all ages (with plenty of inside literary jokes to boot). . . . The art matches the tone of the book, making this a gentle and pleasant read.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

Every Dog in the Neighborhood is an easy book to fall in love with. Philip C. Stead’s writing is exquisite, and illustrator Matthew Cordell’s artwork portrays a delightful menagerie of humans and their four-legged friends. . . . a memorable story about energetic grandparenting, the importance of being a good neighbor and the fruits of civic engagement.”—BookPage

“Previous collaborators Stead and Cordell (Follow That Frog) turn to real-world portraiture, spotlighting the racially diverse neighborhood’s dog owners—and each pooch—in affectionate cameos.”—Publishers Weekly

“This charming, gently humorous tale will resonate with youngsters. Adults will appreciate the winks directed at them. . . . Illustrations rendered with pen, ink, and watercolor and marked by Cordell’s signature quick, loose strokes complement the sweet story and capture Louis and Grandma’s loving relationship admirably. . . . Whether you’re a dog lover or not, count this one a winner”—Kirkus Reviews

“Plenty of visual happenings for young viewers to pore over. Cordell’s characteristic scribbly art . . . perfectly captures the movement and organized chaos of city streets. . . .”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Missouri Show Me Reader Award NOMINEE 2024

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