Title: Dylan’s Day
Author: Tim Hutchinson
Illustrator: Tim Hutchinson
Publisher: Pinwheel Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Genre: Children ages 4 – 7 years
About the Book: Dylan is a playful and curious dog who has many things to do with his time, including the most important thing of all: finding the big fat cat that lives next door.
This beautifully illustrated book follows Dylan as he chases, sniffs, catches and follows birds, flowers, pots, neighbors and more, all the while frantically looking for the big fat cat until he finds it, that is. Dylan’s Day is a funny and endearing story that teaches kids it’s OK to sometimes be a little scared.
This is a great little book with enticing and enchanting illustrations that all follow Dylan, a curious dog who has much to explore. More importantly there are several opportunities with the illustrations for children to help “locate” the big fat cat next door, as the story progresses. Just perfectly sized and easy to follow story is great for a bed-time read, and soon children will be able to read this book alone without difficulty.
Dylan is cleverly portrayed with an “in to everything” sort of demeanor as he attempts to find the cat. Some of the illustrations are laugh out loud funny, particularly if one has watched or owned a curious dog.
I received a galley copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review during the Children Read week at I am, Indeed. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.