The Night I Followed The Dog

9780811806473The Night I Followed the Dog is a fun and suspenseful read for anyone who wonders just what a dog’s life is all about–after we go to bed.  Filled with dogs who turn anthropomorphic at night, Nina Laden‘s picture book shows what dogs would do in a dogs only nightclub.

There’s a bit of wordplay in the text, as well as fanciful typeface on a few words per page, such as “mean” with sharp teeth coming out of it.




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Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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5 Responses to The Night I Followed The Dog

  1. I reviewed this book some time ago! I LOVE this book! It stirred up quite a discussion with the kids that we read it with. A fun book. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, RWR. I’d love to hear more about the kids’ discussion.

      • Part of the conversation was about dog care and what their dogs liked to do for fun. Where did their dogs sleep at night. Did their dogs sleep outside or in, with them or somewhere else. What did they think their dogs were doing while they were at school. What would the kids do if they snuck out at night. What kind of “club” would they have. We also talked a lot about the words in the book. What other words could be written to look like the word. That was my favorite part of the book!

      • Yes, that fancy typeface really stands out. Your discussion sounds great, and could start some story writing.Thanks RWR.

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