Dog vs. Cat (Hardcover)

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Chris's June 2014 Staff Pick: What happens when two people each bring home and new pet and they have to share the only room available? And as we all know dogs and cats have a long history of not liking each other. This is their story of how to become friends.

The illustrations are so colorful and help tell the story so well.

— From Chris's Picks

Recommended by Aly: In this hilarious picture book the age-old battle, who is better: cat or dog, takes a whole new turn when a new “pet” is added to the house. Can Dog and Cat work together and get along or will the newest addition to Mr. and Mrs. Button’s home take over their room?

— From March 2016 Staff Picks


Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they agree to be on their best behavior...until Dog won't stop sniffing. Cat won't stop primping. Dog won't stop howling. Cat won't stop scratching. And when it comes to the litter-box...sharing is not an option
What will it take to bring Dog and Cat together? Find out in Chris Gall's comic clash that brings out the best (and worst) in two very different pets.

About the Author

Chris Gall is the award-winning author and illustrator of Awesome Dawson, Revenge of the Dinotrux, Substitute Creacher, Dear Fish, There's Nothing to Do on Mars, and Dinotrux, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. His books have received numerous starred reviews and awards including a Borders Original Voices Award for Dear Fish and a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book for There's Nothing to Do on Mars. Chris has won a multitude of awards from organizations like the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts Magazine, and is also the illustrator of America the Beautiful, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Praise For…

* "In a story brimming with sight gags, Gall mines a Cat and Dog's odd-couple arrangement for laughs.... their vexed situation will speak equally to young siblings and college freshmen."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Hilarious....the animals' dialogue, expressions, and body language are priceless, as is the funny conclusion. A terrific addition to any friendship or pet storytime."—School Library Journal

"The stylish illustrations and sly wit on display here will please Gall's fans and likely win him new ones."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316238014
ISBN-10: 0316238015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English