A picture-book treat for the youngest dog lovers.
Dog loves books SO much he opens his very own bookstore. At first he’s short of customers. But that’s all right, because when Dog is surrounded by books, he is never short of friends—or fun. And when customers begin arriving, he knows just which books to recommend.
Louise Yates’s expressive little white dog—and his many expressive doggie customers—extend an irresistible invitation to the very youngest to try reading. It’s fun!
"Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up."
—Kirkus (starred review)
"[A] gentle tale with a winning message . . . Young children can enjoy the book by themselves by following the charming illustrations."
—School Library Journal (starred review)
NOMINEE - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
NOMINEE - New York State Charlotte Award
Louise Yates began drawing pictures to go with stories she wrote at a very young age. About A Small Surprise, her debut picture book, School Library Journal wrote that it “will enchant and encourage those who usually find themselves too small to do many things and help them recognize their talents.”