What could be more endearing than the bond between a baby and a puppy? A sweet and spirited tale from two picture-book masters.
In the little red house, a dog ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more as his heart goes thump, thump, thump. And then . . . CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go Buster, go Buster, go! Is behind the blue chair a good place to hide? With beautifully tender artwork and an engaging repetitive text, author Amy Hest and illustrator Polly Dunbar follow two little ones in a breathless game of chase — winding up in a heart-tugging role reversal sure to sweeten readers’ dreams.
Amy Hest is the author of many beloved picture books, including Charley’s First Night and When Charley Met Grampa, both illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; Little Chick and three books about Sam and Mrs. Bear, all illustrated by Anita Jeram; and Are You Sure, Mother Bear?, illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Amy Hest lives in New York City.
Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of several books for young children, including Penguin, Hello Tilly, Pretty Pru, and Good Night, Tiptoe. She is also the illustrator of Pat-a-Cake Baby and Here’s a Little Poem, among other titles. She lives in England.