Author(s): Frann Preston-Gannon
From award-winning author/illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon comes this celebration of wiener dogs (dachshunds) in all their variety--perfect for dog-lovers of every age
Simple rhyming text and boldly graphic, funny illustrations show off the comically lovable proportions of the dachshund, with its short legs and long body, spirited nature, and cheerful temperament. Author Frann Preston-Gannon reveals a surprising variety of wiener dog looks and shows kids all the fun these little dogs have as they visit the beach, cavort in the snow, dig in the garden, jump to the ceiling, and even ride a skateboard--all the while giving a lesson in opposites.
- Richly colored, textured illustrations with lots of elements and funny things for kids to spot, from "hidden" bones to muddy footprints
- Rhyming text makes this a great read-aloud
- Ends with a bedtime moment, very appealing to parents
- Dachshunds are extremely popular; in fact, this breed is currently the 9th most popular in the US, according to the American Kennel Club
Frann Preston-Gannon is a UK-based illustrator and author. Her varied clients have included "The Sunday Times" and Burt's Bees. Her first book, "The Journey Home, " was published in October 2011 and has so far been shortlisted for four separate book awards including the Waterstone's Children's Prize. She has two other titles currently published in the UK, "Dinosaur Farm" and "How to Lose a Lemur, " which are to be published by Sterling in the US. She was the UK's first ever Sendak Fellowship recipient, which sent her to work in residence with Maurice Sendak on his estate in Connecticut before his death in 2012.