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Sally's Big Day
By (author): Andrew Larsen Illustrated by: Dawn Lo
Andrew Larsen ,

Illustrated by :

Dawn Lo

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459834613

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Sewn, Laminated cover
Hardcover , Picture book, Sewn, Laminated cover
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
Feb 14, 2023
Print Run: 8000
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8in x 8 x 0.25 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

32 pages

Illustrations:

10 Colour illustrations
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Nature and animal stories|Children’s picture books|Children’s / Teenage fiction: School stories|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Dogs and wolves|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: First experiences and growing up|Interest age: from c 3 years
jC813/.6—dc23
  • Short Description
In this sweet picture book about learning new things, a curious young dog goes to her first day of puppy school.
It’s the first day of puppy school!

Sally is excited for the first day of puppy school, but it isn’t easy when there are so many new things to see (and sniff!).

It's hard to focus at puppy school when there are all kinds of pups to play with, water to splash in...and so many smells! But Sally doesn't give up and keeps trying, ending the day triumphantly.

Just like children, puppies have a lot to explore in and learn about the world around them. This sweet story will give confidence to young readers as they venture into the world to learn and try new things.

Key Selling Points

  • The book shows how sometimes learning is not easy and that’s okay. The teacher demonstrates warmth and encouragement for the new learners.
  • Puppies are cute and relatable, sharing many similarities with children, such as curiosity, energy and playfulness.
  • Puppy school is in many ways like preschool. Readers will relate to the experiences of starting a new school, trying to train a puppy, or both!
  • Andrew Larsen has two children and a puppy named Sally. He was inspired by his experiences with puppy school and wrote most of this book while out walking Sally.
  • The adorable illustrations include a rabbit hidden in most spreads for a search and find activity.

Andrew Larsen is the award-winning author of more than ten books for young readers, including In the Tree House, a TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award finalist; The Bagel King, one of CCBC’s Best Books for Kids and Teens; and A Squiggly Story, a finalist for the OLA’s Blue Spruce Award. He lives in Toronto with his family and their dog named Sally.



Contributor Website

Born in Hong Kong, Dawn Lo is an illustrator currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Her work has appeared in the picture books Snow Song and The Rainbow Garden Is My Friend, as well as in stationery, greeting cards, public art installations, murals and more! Dawn aims to create works that are high-spirited and whimsical while retaining a certain degree of simplicity and humor. Most of her work is inspired by little everyday moments and personal multicultural experiences. When she is not drawing at her home studio, she works at the public library where she can surround herself with more books.



Contributor Website

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

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