Silent Night by Sandy Turner

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It's Christmas Eve. All is silent, except"Woof Woof Woof"...for one smart dog, "Yap Yapp Yap"who is getting in someone's way...someone who has somethingvery important to do tonight...."Yap Yap Bark"Will that dog ever be quiet?"Yap YappWoof Woof YapYap Wuff BarkBark Bark BarkWoof Bark WoofWuff Wuff WuffWuff Wuff"After all, it's supposed to be a Silent Night.... "Yap Yap grrrr Yapp"A sly and clever Christmas tale like no other!

About Sandy Turner

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Sandy Turner has both a cool cat and a hot dog. His books include "Silent Night, " which won the BolognaRagazzi Award at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in 2002, and "Otto's Trunk, " a "New York Times Book Review" Best Illustrated Book. He also does bits of art for the "New Yorker" and other glossy magazines under the name David Hughes. He lives in Cheshire, England.
Published October 1, 2001 by Atheneum. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Turner serves up a surprise at the end: not only does the palette change to Christmas colors, but before being sent packing by a cat’s “Sssshhhhh!,” the pup scores a patch from the seat of Santa’s pants—and an actual patch of red felt is glued to the final page.

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Turner's humorously titled debut picture book strings together panels of smallish pencil sketches of a family preparing for bed on Christmas Eve and the hyperactive pooch racing about, providing the book's only text: talk bubbles consisting of "yap," "bark," "woof" and, upon Santa's late-night ar...

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