Dylan's Day Out

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Orchard Books, 1989 - Dalmatian dog - 32 pages
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"Left home alone one day, Dylan, a bored Dalmatian, steals outside to freedom one morning. . . . The jovial characters . . . leap from the . . . background scenes, inviting readers to fill in the story of this sparsely worded, amusingly playful picture book".--Booklist. Full color.

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User Review  - jperro2 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. One reason is because the illustrations are very colorful and lively. The pictures themselves also tell the story, with the words really only being there to support the pictures ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

The abundance of black and white characters in this story was amusing. This reminded me of a David Wiesner worldless book. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Peter Catalanotto was born in March 1959 in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in East Northport, Long Island. Catalanotto was educated at the Pratt Institute; his career as an illustrator began in the 1980s, painting jackets for young adult books and illustrating for newspapers and magazines. In 1987 he was asked to illustrate All I See by Cynthia Rylant. Peter then went on to write several picture books, the first being Dylan's Day Out, published in 1989. He has since published over 40 books, 14 of which he also wrote, including Matthew A. B. C., Emily's Art, Ivan the Terrier, and Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-it-All.

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