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Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall
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Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they try to be on their best behavior. But Dog won't stop licking and howling, and Cat won't stop clawing and hunting. What will it take to bring Dog and Cat together? Find out in this comical story about two very different pets.

From School Library Journal
Starting with illustrations on the endpapers, readers know immediately that they are in for a treat with this picture book. On the same day, Mr. Buttons returns home with a "friendlylooking dog," while Mrs. Buttons find the perfect "smartlooking cat." Clearly, these newcomers are not going to get along, and each one sets out to make the other leave ("Dog rubbed some party balloons on the rug and stuck them to cat. Cat popped them with sharp claws, nearly giving Dog a heart attack. Cat filled Dog's water bowl with hairballs. Dog poured the water over Cat's head during naptime."). The exaggerated traits of both animals are wonderful. Small details, such as the dogs at the animal shelter holding signs saying "I'll be your best friend" and "I want to lick you!" are a hilarious contrast to the cats in the pet store window with signs such as, "And you are?" and "I'm kind of a big deal." The coloredpencil illustrations are remarkable, and the animals' dialogue, expressions, and body language are priceless, as is the funny conclusion. A terrific addition to any friendship or pet storytime.— Brooke Rasche, La Crosse Public Library, WI

Review
A 2014 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

A 2016 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee

* "In a story brimming with sight gags, Gall mines a Cat and Dog's oddcouple 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

"Text and pictures are layered with humor, and the...art heightens the oddcouple drama with every page turn."―The Horn Book

"[Chris Gall's] funniest picture book yet.... This will appeal to older siblings expecting a new baby and to both dog and cat peoplein other words, to everyone."―Shelf Awareness

"The illustrations are beautifully done and make the book appealing to older readers as well."―Library Media Connection

About the Author
Chris Gall has been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist some day, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom. In seventh grade, Chris won a Read Magazine Young Writers Award, and that inspired him to create stories to go with his art. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris became an awardwinning, internationally recognized illustrator, and his artwork has been shown in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

In 2004, his first picture book, America the Beautiful, became a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year, and his career in children’s publishing began. Since then he has authored and illustrated eleven more books, including the acclaimed Dinotrux, a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children’s book, Dog Vs. Cat, Revenge of the Dinotrux, Awesome Dawson, and Substitute Creacher. In August of 2015 Netflix began airing Dinotrux, an animated television series produced by DreamWorks.

Chris has also worked as an adjunct professor of art at the University of Arizona and spent four years as a professional standup comedian. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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