God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant

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...graphite-and-gouache illustrations are ideally attuned to the poems’ moments of irreverent humor and poignant reflection.
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Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems.

What if God was living a human existence? What might God do to pass the time? Write a fan letter? Get a desk job? Make spaghetti? Take a bath? Get a dog?

A sublime book for all ages, God Got a Dog celebrates the simple things in our world while taking a long, close look at what it means to be human. The soft, reflective, and often humorous words and pictures create a glimpse into everyday life through wide and wondering eyes that blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual.

These poems were originally published by HarperCollins without illustrations as part of a larger collection entitled God Went to Beauty School ©2003.

About Cynthia Rylant

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Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery Medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry and Mudge. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Visit her website at www.cynthiarylant.com. Arthur Howard created the lively illustrations for all of the Mr. Putter & Tabby books and has written and illustrated several picture books of his own. He lives in New York City.
Published October 29, 2013 by Beach Lane Books. 48 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Aug 05 2013

...graphite-and-gouache illustrations are ideally attuned to the poems’ moments of irreverent humor and poignant reflection.

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