Written by a ten-time Emmy Award winner and former head writer for Sesame Street, here's a story that will resonate with every dog-loving child out there. Harry wants wants wants a dog, and, instead of getting one, his parents try to placate him with a pet that's decidedly less interesting—a lizard. So Harry takes matters into his own hands and places his X-35 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet on his head, and soon something—with paws! a tail! a wet nose!—pops into the world. Sure, nobody else can see the dog named Waffle, but that doesn't matter to Harry. But what happens when a real dog comes into his life? Catrow's signature loose drawings and Berger's humorous text bring the bond between a boy and his dog exuberantly to life.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 24, 2013: "This delightful story waffles irresistibly between reality and fantasy, and young readers will find Waffle the dream dog a tasty treat."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December 2, 2013: "Berger handles his hero’s struggles with love and loyalty beautifully… Good boy—and great book.”
Dream Dog by Lou Berger; illustrated by David J. Catrow