on March 19, 2001
A young boy always thought his dog was kind of boring. All he ever did was eat and sleep. He couldn't sing or change the TV channels like his neighbor's dog and he never won any medals at obedience school. But all that changed, the night he followed his dog. This boring old dog headed straight for his doghouse, changed into a tuxedo, ran down the street, jumped into a limousine and headed downtown to a nightclub called The Doghouse, a place where dogs can relax, have a few bowls of water and lie on the sofas. It's a place where dogs can be dogs..... Nina Laden has written a charming, funny story of a dog's night out that will delight youngsters with it's witty story line and expressive artwork. Her text, written in the first person, is printed to look like a kid's handwriting and is full of playful picture-like detail (roll-over is upside down, wagging is wiggly and wagging and eat has bites taken out of it) and her illustrations of canines nightclubbing, will have kids and adults alike, laughing out loud. This is a marvelously creative and imaginative picture book that is sure to take your youngsters on a hilarious adventure they shouldn't miss.
on May 26, 2003
The first time I had ever read this book was when I was about eight years old, when my teacher read it to the class. I fell in love with it, checked out a copy at the local library, and read it non-stop. Even after five years, I still enjoy reading it to this day. It's a hilarous tale about a boy who follows his dog, and sees what he does during the hours of the night. This book is intelligently written, and has fun designs next to the words on every page. The imaginative pictures really add to the book, and really make you wonder...do dogs really have a secret life after we all are in bed? Anyone debating about whether or not to purchase it, it is highly recommended by me. It's a very good investment, and it's definitely one of those books that you will have a hard time growing out of.
on March 8, 2002
This is one of those rarities-a book where every single element is well conceived and brilliantly executed. The story is terrific, the illustrations are simply wonderful and event the text gets into the act artistically (the word bite drawn so that there are teeth marks outlining where a chunk of the text is missing, for example).
The story is also hilarious. One night a young man follows his dog-whom he regards as the most boring dog in the world-who's dressed in a tux, jumping into a limo and obviously ready for action. The dogs destination? A club for canines called-what else???--The Doghouse, a place where a fellow can relax and really let his ears down, so to speak.
A whimsical, hilarious book that the entire family can and will enjoy!
on March 11, 2003
"The Night I Followed the Dog" is a story about a boy who thinks he owns an average dog. Then one day he sees his dog early in the morning get out of a limosine. The next night, he follows his dog through town on his bike while the dog rode in the limo. He follows the dog into a building in a part of town he didn't know. There he finds a club filled with dogs where his dog is the leader. He stays with his dog for a while and parties before heading back home because it is late at night and past his bedtime.
I think that this is a very good book. The text is very interesting, being written in accordance with what it means. It keeps you guessing about what's going on until the end. It also does a good job at describing the characters.
on October 13, 2002
I first read this book when I was, oo... six or seven. Anyway, I read it 24/7. I thought it was so cool. Then I lost it when I moved. After I lost it I forgot about it. But by some freak thought wave, I remembered it and I wanted it sooo bad! This book is a great book. Very wholsesome yet enjoyable for adult readers as well. Thank you Nina Laden, for a gem of children's literature.