Two perennial favorites — canines and heavy machinery — come together in a charming wordless book sure to please readers of all ages.
Dog likes to ride along while his human companion works the big excavator at the construction site. But today, when they stop at the snack bar for something to eat, Dog’s little puppy friend goes missing. Luckily, Dog has a brave and ingenious idea for coming to the rescue — with the help of the excavator, of course! Incorporating bright yellow accents, Kate Prendergast’s wonderfully detailed pencil drawings tell a satisfying story of a loyal, resourceful, and clever pup.
About the Author
Kate Prendergast worked in the transportation industry for years in the United Kingdom. After raising her children, she decided to get an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She lives in the United Kingdom.
Done with a variety of panels and full-page spreads, the story encompasses a hero’s journey with adventure, a wise mentor, romance, and a happy homecoming. All cleverly told without a single word! —Booklist
The circumstances are just plausible enough to be intriguing, and Prendergast adds further realism to her story by portraying the operator and his dog with naturalistic, expressive detail. The story, with its satisfying, almost documentary feel, might become a bedtime favorite. —Publishers Weekly
The black-and-white pages are enlivened with splashes of sunny yellow that accent the big rigs and hard hats and also signify the urgent barks of distress. This compelling, detailed story will invite and inspire close inspection and lively storytelling. —School Library Journal
A lively visual tale of friendship and bravery—charming. —Kirkus Reviews