As well as illustrating, she practises other forms of painting and drawing, and in 2010, won the Prince of Wales' Award for Portrait Drawing at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' Annual Exhibition. Dog's Aunt Dora sends him something he is unfamiliar with, a blank book. Now we read the story at a more leisurely pace so we can appreciate all the little details in the pictures. I love that it sends out a message that you can create your own stories with a pencil and enter your own imagination and let it get carried away into your own world. Dog is a marvelous main character.
Dog Loves Drawing is a great story for all ages to encourage creativity and thinking outside of the box. The story is fun and the illustrations are colorful and really complement the story nicely. While the writing utensils and Dog are drawn in a more realistic way, his sketc Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates is a post-modern picture book that follows book-loving dog discovering his love for illustration. Dog Loves Drawing is a rea Dog Loves Drawing is such a funny little book, full of adventure, packed with silliness and not forgetting friendships! The dog from Dog Loves Books returns in this new book. I like how the text is spread out across the pages and not in a particular order, making it fun to find and read.
Great book that gives an adult and child an opportunity to count something on every page. In Louise Yates's new book, Dog receives a new book, a gift from his Aunt, but this one is blank! I especially enjoyed the fact that the characters Dog created didn't' behave as he wanted them to. The duck drew an owl and the owl drew a crab. Two illustrations include a short message that enhances the story and give it a personal touch by the main characters. These characters are fun and easily accessible for young ones. The ending works out great and I think Dog will go back and visit his world and new friends again and again. He can't sleep because he doesn't want to stop reading.
Adorable and creative book about a dog that can't fall asleep and resorts to counting animals in a book from his beloved collection. Three aesthetics mingle: the gentle black lines of Dog himself, with his bookstore's watery colors; a doodling style inside the sketchbook-world, which, though less visually interesting, is sweetly childlike; and a lusciously realistic portrayal of art supplies. This is a good book for teachers to use when they are working on numbers and counting with students. Dog can't sleep so he tries counting sheep, but they won't hold still. They become more and more colorful as the story goes on, pulling readers into the excitement of the story.
Dog seems to posses this trait as well. He leans down from a ladder, handing a book to a customer, then perches atop a stack of books while reading a book with a book open on top of his head. Dog is having trouble sleeping and turns to his beloved books for help. Great way to reinforce the skill. The childlike drawings give it a great touch; since the dog and his friends are suppose to be the ones drawing. No doubt there are many more, but the book is at home, and these are all I can remember. Finding One counting the stars, they decide to join him, smiling up into the night.
Very creative way to count. So he opens a book, finds himself inside, of course--Dog gets lost in books, becoming part of the action--and starts to find things to count. Yates reinf Dog has shared his experiences in reading and drawing, now it's time to count! For example, the 3 toed sloth is the 3rd addition to Dog's group and he has 3 toes, which are numbered on the page. While this whimsical journey is not the best example of this author's storytelling abilities, as a concept book, it is quite effective. I need to be drawing something, have some sort of goal in mind. In each of the sweet watercolor illustrations, the animals are labeled with their names and numbers No. So he picks up a book on creatures and starts counting them from 1 — 10 and back down again.
I thought it was fun, playful, creative, charming. The book is extremely funny and I think it appeals This is a lovely, witty story about Dog, who receives a sketch book from his Aunt Dora and begins to draw some wonderful images. One night when he can't sleep when counting sheep doesn't work he turns to one of his books. The visual style is mild and happy, with black sketched lines deftly conveying emotion and soft colors filling them in. When a new creature is introduced the captain is somewhere in the page.
Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Reviewed from an e-galley on Edelweiss, book available for sale September 10, 2013 Yates, L. He goes on to count a sloth, camel, skink and raccoon. He can't sleep because he doesn't want to stop reading. His aunty sent him a different type of book, a sketch book. So he grabs a book and starts counting the first thing he encounters, an egg that hatches.