Two Dogs (Hardcover)

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By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
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This is one of those rare picture books that does something with the picture-book format that feels new and fresh, while remaining kid-friendly and age-appropriate. Ian Falconer takes the close siblings/opposite personalities trope--always a winner--and runs with it in this story of two Dachshunds left alone for the day. The illustrations are an interesting combination of pastel or colored pencil and photo collage. I want to buy this for all of my friends' kids.

— From Rebecca

July/August 2022 Kids Indie Next List

“Dachshund brothers Perry (the worrier) and Augie (the rowdy one) are home alone during the day and get into plenty of mischief. A welcome return to picture books from Ian Falconer, author and illustrator of our beloved Olivia.”
— Cathy Berner, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX


From Ian Falconer, Caldecott Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the Olivia series, comes a dashingly delightful picture book about two unforgettable dachshunds and their search for fun!

Dachshund brothers Perry and Augie are home alone and desperately want to get outside and have a good time. Augie is the cautious one, the worrier; Perry is pure joy and excitement. When they finally manage to open the back door, mischievous adventures begin! Soon they’re diving into the swimming pool, digging an enormous hole, and more! Will all return to normal before their owners come home?

This witty and utterly heartwarming story plays perfectly off the exquisite illustrations. These are Ian Falconer’s first all-new characters since Olivia, and Two Dogs is sure to equally capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

Perfect for fans of imaginative dog books like Bark, George and A Ball for Daisy!

Praise For…

“This impeccably choreographed ballet is sure to produce cries of ‘Encore! Encore!’”
New York Times Book Review

"A snug, funny round of hijinks by low dogs." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The artist’s insight into the inner lives of dogs (“Hurl yourself at the door and bark!”) and gift for capturing their characteristic movements tick all the visual storytelling boxes, making this dachshund’s-day-out story a delight." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Kids will no doubt laugh along with these raucous doggies' hijinks.
Entertainment Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062954473
ISBN-10: 0062954474
Publisher: Michael di Capua Books
Publication Date: June 28th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English