I'm thrilled to be part of the blog tour for I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein. Peanut and I had fun reading this book and then generating questions for David. He thought it was pretty cool that he got to ask the author questions. I love the questions his seven-year-old brain came up with.
Here's us...see how much fun we were having?
And here's our interview!
David: Gold. Sapphire! Topaz. Lapis lazuli. Really dark purpley velvety. Um…I guess there are a lot.
Peanut: Do you have any pets?
David: We had a lot of unwanted mice in our apartment. But then we plugged up all the holes. So, I don’t think we have any pets now. I have a cat who doesn’t live with us because my son is allergic. Too bad for the cat; he would have loved all those mice.
Peanut: Who was your favorite author growing up?
David: So many. Arnold Lobel, James Marshall, Lloyd Alexander, A. A. Milne, the Sesame Street writers, Bill Watterson, Herge. Many more.
Peanut: Besides any book that you made, what is your favorite book?
David: Maybe Peter and Wendy by J. M Barrie. It’s hard to choose just one.
Peanut: Why did you think of this book about a dog and not about another animal?
David: I always imagined this story as being about a dog. It could not be about any other animal. Dogs are so close with people. This dog believes that he doesn’t need anyone’s help in his life. Most dogs do have a person in their lives. So I think when you read the book, you feel like someone’s missing until, bam! The man shows up.
Jen: We're mega-fans of Interrupting Chicken and had fun thinking about how the dog was like the man's owner in I'm My Own Dog
David: Maybe you could write some more adventures for the dog and the man!
Thank you to David and Candlewick for inviting us to be part of the blog tour, providing a copy of the book for us to review and a copy to giveaway!
Be sure to visit the other stops on the blog tour
to hear what they think of I'm My Own Dog!
11/3/2014 Smart Books for Smart Kids
11/4/2014 Read Now, Sleep Later
11/5/2014 Cracking the Cover
11/6/2014 Elizabeth Dulemba's blog
11/7/2014 The Fourth Musketeer
11/8/2014 Picture Book Palooza
11/9/2014 Randomly Reading
11/10/2014 Children's Corner
11/11/2014 Flowering Minds
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Title: I'm My Own Dog
Author: David Ezra Stein
Illustrator: David Ezra Stein
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Genre/Format: Fiction/Picture Book
GoodReads Summary: Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein has fans at his command with this comical dog’s-eye view of having a best friend.
Many dogs have human owners. Not this dog. He fetches his own slippers, curls up at his own feet, and gives himself a good scratch. But there is one spot, in the middle of his back, that he just can’t reach. So one day, he lets a human scratch it. And the poor little fella follows him home. What can the dog do but get a leash to lead the guy around with? Dog lovers of all ages will revel in the humorous role-reversal as this dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion.
*Thanks to Candlewick Press for
a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review
and the opportunity to offer the giveaway!*