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This Book Just Ate My Dog!

Wanted. Nice reader to show this naughty book who's boss.

Author and Illustrator Richard Byrne

Suitable for:  2+

Price:  £11.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273728-1
Publication date: 04/09/2014
Hardback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 245x245mm

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A little girl, a big dog, and a very badly-behaved book! Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page when something odd happens. Her dog disappears and it becomes apparent to Bella, her friend Ben, and the rescue services that peril lurks in the pages of this book. But where the police and fire brigade fail, you - the reader can help!


  • Original, simple, and witty, this high-concept picture book plays with the physical attributes of a book to create a real page-turner.
  • A funny antidote to the app - this is the perfect book for today's digitally savvy pre-schoolers.
  • The book itself becomes a character in its own story - it's postmodern literature for the under-fives!
  • Richard is a versatile and talented author - he is the author of This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye (ISBN: 9780192756206) The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur (ISBN: 9780192757647), and The Great Moon Confusion (ISBN: 9780192735034)

This page was last updated on 26 February 2017 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'Clever use of the book as an object teamed with cunning storytelling and artwork can make the reading experience fully interactive, and This Book Just Ate My Dog is a book that delivers just that...A real gem!' - Melanie McGilloway, Armadillo Magazine
  • 'A really jolly book with few words and big pictures for the very young of three plus.' - Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News
  • 'This is just perfect to read aloud...A perfect mix of quirkiness and child appeal.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
  • 'This is, by far, one of the most inventive uses I've seen of a picture book for a long time and gives a real sense of excitement and mystery.' - Top Ten Books For Sharing 2014, The BookBag
  • 'quirky, imaginative and unusual story with a twist in the tail (almost!)' - Parents in Touch
  • 'a wonderfully interactive book, full of humour, giggles and a very engaging story line.' - My Book Corner
  • 'totally involving, completely satisfying with cute illustration and a great final twist in the tail' - Jill Bennett, Books For Keeps
  • 'This title has to be one of the most visually inventive of 2014.' - Michael Thorn, ACHUKA blog
  • 'pure genius' - Picture Books Blogger
  • 'a thoroughly interactive and hilarious reading experience' - Teach Nursery
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