#1074 – A Day with Dogs by Dorothée de Monfreid

lernercover A Day With Dogs
Written and Illustrated by Dorothée de Monfreid
Translated by Linda Burgess
Gecko Press   3/01/2016
62 pages    Ages 2—5

“Dogs in Cars, Dogs on Skis,
Dogs in the Kitchen, Dogs at the Doctor.


“This rich and playful homage to Richard Scarry features a cast of funny dog characters living their everyday lives. Children can learn all about seasons, colors, food, town and country, night and day, school and work, and much more—including dog breeds, of course.

Comprised of a bag dispenser, waste bin and sign, keep your puppy clean with pet stations and help resident pet owners to do the right thing by making it easy to pick up fresh bags and drop off soiled ones.

“Each dog has a distinctive character, revealed as they engage in funny conversations and playful vignettes alongside the descriptive labels and illustrations.” [PUBLISHER]

[WC 276]
Dogs all day, every day, including Chow Chows, Chihuahuas, Poodles, Pits, Boxers, and Borders, all in the dog house.. A Day with Dogs gives young children a glimpse at the imagined world of dogs. No matter where the dogs spend their day, there are many things for children to see and learn.
dogsI really like A Day with Dogs. Kids will enjoy identifying with the various breeds as they do the same activities people do each day. The dogs get up, bathe, eat breakfast, and then go off to school, work—, or another activity. Others might have an art class, a doctor appointment, or make a trip to the grocer. Kids will laugh at many of the illustrations as the dogs do such things as blow out candles at a costume birthday party (where not one dog is dressed like a dog or cat). From early morning to late at night, these dogs stay active and happy. Even kids not terribly, fond of dogs will laugh at the antics some dogs find themselves involved in during their day.
bathroomA Day with Dogs is versatile. There is something for boys and something for girls. Teachers will find many things to like and use in the classroom. Toddlers may find it difficult to carry the oversized book, but most
kindergarteners should not have any trouble carrying the book or adding new words to their vocabulary. There is no textural story, but give kids some time with A Day with Dogs and their stories will rival any the author could have written. This makes A Day with Dogs a terrific force for imagination and creativity.
musicOriginally published by L’école des Loisirs, Paris © 2015. Original title: Tout Tout Sur Les Toutous.

A DAY WITH DOGS. Text and illustrations copyright © 2017 by Dorothée de Monfreid. Reproduced with permission of the publisher, Gecko Press, distributed by Lerner Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN.

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Reprinted with permission from A DAY WITH DOGS © 2017 by Dorothée de Monfreid, Gecko Press, an imprint of Gecko Press, Ltd. Illustrations © 2016 by Dorothée de Monfreid.

Copyright © 2017 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

A Day with Dogs
Written and Illustrated by Dorothée de Monfreid
Gecko Press 3/01/2016


2 thoughts on “#1074 – A Day with Dogs by Dorothée de Monfreid

  1. What a wonderful book about dogs for all kids. I love the humorous illustrations! Kids like to imagine what their dogs are thinking, feeling and this book certainly adds to that curiosity!


  2. Now THAT’S what I call a book. Dogs, dogs, dogs, and more dogs – doing what we dogs do (and don’t do). Fun. Plus, I think I saw myself in the first picture wearing yellow polka-dot shorts!

    Love and licks,


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