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My Neighbor Is a Dog
By (author): Isabel Minhós Martins Illustrated by: Madalena Matoso Translated by: John Herring
9781926973685 Hardcover, Dust jacket English, Translated from: Portuguese Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) from P - 4, Grade (US) from P - 4 JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life Apr 15, 2013
$16.95 CAD
Out of print 7.76 x 8.66 x 0.41 in 32 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
 
IRA Notable Book for a Global Society 2014, Commended
Living in an apartment building can sometimes mean sharing walls with a host of characters — but what about with crocodiles, elephants, dogs, and bears? Much to her delight, this is the motley crew that one little girl finds herself living amongst.
Her parents, however, find all their new neighbors to be a little strange. While the little girl is enjoying the saxophone music her friendly dog neighbor plays, her parents bemoan the hair he leaves all over the stairs. When the little girl is grateful for the car wash her helpful elephant neighbors provide, her parents complain of the size of their sheets on the clothesline.
It turns out the girl's parents have a good reason to look down on everyone — they're giraffes! Fed up with their unconventional neighbors, her parents decide to move away. But the girl vows to return to live in the building again once she grows up, which is a decision her neighbors don't find strange at all!

ISABEL MINHÓS MARTINS is the author of When I Was Born and Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool? She is also the co-founder of Planeta Tangerina, a Portuguese publisher of innovative children's books. She lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

MADALENA MATOSO studied communication design at Lisbon College of Fine Arts and completed a postgraduate degree in graphic editorial design at the Faculty of Fine Arts Barcelona. She is a prolific illustrator of children's books and lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

"Stylish and understated, this argument for tolerance is a welcome one-just like that saxophone-playing dog." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Matoso's blocky images and in-your-face red-and-blue palette give the book an ultrahip aesthetic, complete with quirky neighbors, tattooed movers, and badminton-playing elephants." - Publishers Weekly

"My Neighbor Is a Dog is smoothly translated with a refreshing and humorous angle on the importance of accepting others as they are."
- New York Journal of Books

"The messages about judging people by their actions rather than their appearances is well camouflaged by the humorous situations and is brought home all the more effectively by the non-standard ending." - Jesse Karp, Booklist

"... a unique take on acceptance." - School Library Journal

"Lively and bold artwork complements a story line that celebrates the chaos of urban living and the inherent tolerance of children." - ForeWord Reviews

"... an entertaining story with an important message about diversity." - Gregory Bryan and Brittany Miller, Canadian Review of Materials

"A story about tolerance and the diversity of urban living seen through the eyes of a little girl." - B Is for Books: Children's Book Review

"...a delightful children's tale." - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, The Best Spiritual Books of 2013

"[A] delightful story that salutes the spiritual practice of hospitality." - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice

"The bold pink, red, and blue retro-styled, full-spread illustrations by Madalena Matoso are delightful, with wonderful details that children will pore over." - Resource Links Magazine

"This would be a great addition to a story time about neighborhoods, and what it means to be a neighbor." - Katie Fitzgerald, Story Time Secrets

"...will have young readers wishing that their neighbors were bears, elephants and a sax-playing dog." - Books for Kids Blog

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