8th out of 9 books — 1 voter
Balloon Toons: Doggie Dreams
by Mike Herrod
Do dogs really dream? In Mike Herrod's hilarious Doggie Dreams, they do! And this pooch has dreams of grandeur: dining in a fancy restaurant, being a rock star, and becoming a brave knight.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Blue Apple Books
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Oct 12, 2011 Katie Fitzgerald rated it 4 of 5 stars
Though the illustrator’s style is pretty basic, with just a few bits of scenery in each panel, there are some lovely details that I really enjoyed. I thought it was great that the boy and his dog have very similar hairstyles. I also really liked that the dog had such a personality in his dreams, much like Snoopy has in his fantasies in the Peanuts comic strip. I also loved the use of borders to shift between reality and dreams. Panels taking place in the real world are surrounded by straight lin...more
Have you ever wondered what your dog dreams about when he sleeps? I mean, dogs must have lots of dreams considering how much they sleep. Jake's person wonders this very thing and let me tell you, it is quite the enlightening few chapters that follow. Jake dreams of eating, singing and being a hero. But they are not any dream you would expect a dog to have. Bright but uncluttered illustrations accompany this perfect comic book for early readers. The last page is particularly adorable.
Jun 18, 2011 Mary Ann rated it 3 of 5 stars
This graphic novel for new readers is fun, but not very substantial. Kids will enjoy the bright illustrations and wacky humor. The text is easy to read and well laid out for new readers. But the stories just fall a little flat, relying on silliness that doesn't really stay with me. A fun read, but not one I can staying with kids.
Jul 03, 2011 Charlotte Osborn-bensaada rated it 4 of 5 stars
A very simply formatted cartoon about a dog's dreams. It has a lot of clues that help a child anticipate what will happen. My son enjoyed the story but it does not have a great deal of depth. One of those occasions where you can be thankful for the library because it has only a couple of reads in it.