That's My Dog by Rick Walton

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What could be better than having a dog?
Having a big dog!
And what could be better than having a big dog?
Having a big, bouncy, slobbery dog!
Could anything beat that?
Let me introduce you to my dog!

Meet one proud little dog owner as he conjures up one great dog, using vivid descriptions to show you all the doggy traits that make his dog the greatest. Rick Walton's bright language and Julia Gorton's bold art bring this little boy's beloved pet to big, bouncy, slobbery life.

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Rick Walton first thought of writing for children when his high school English teacher, Joyce Nelson, told him that a story he had written for the class would make a good children's book. But it wasn't until after he had dabbled in business, law, teaching, software design, and almost every other career in the book, that he finally realized that writing for kids was one of the few things that he both enjoyed and was good at. Since then Rick has had over ninety books published. His works include picture books, riddle books, activity books, mini-mysteries, a collection of poetry, and educational and game software. His books have been featured on the IRA Children's Choice list, Reading Rainbow, and on CBS This Morning. Rick teaches university courses on picture book writing and on the children's book publishing industry. Julia Gorton has loved to get wet since her days as a teenage member of the Aquaettes. A local synchronized swim team. She is still passionate about water and is working to get a community pool built.For a decade she has been delighting children with her inspired illustrations and dazzling designs. Her work can be found in the Science Play book I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, the MathStart book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy, and Ten Rosy Roses, by Eve Merriam. Julia Gorton lives in a sprinklerfilled community in New Jersey with her husband, author-illustrator Daniel Kirk, and their three children, who splish and splash all around the town.
Published July 23, 2001 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With waggy enthusiasm, one detail at a time, a lad presents his “big, red, happy, muddy, smart, bouncy, slobbery, sneaky, stinky” canine companion.

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"A red dog./ A big red dog..../ And he's slobbery!"

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