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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  271 ratings  ·  72 reviews
After a long day, everyone is ready to settle down except the baby. When Jo Jo, the family dog, checks on him, she discovers this baby wants OUT.

Escaping his crib, he sets off on a nighttime romp, leaving a trail of domestic destruction in his wake. It's up to Jo Jo to keep the baby safe but what happens when things start to get a little OUT of control?
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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La Coccinelle
This little picture book is actually sort of a graphic novel. The illustrations are done in panels, and the only text is the speech of the characters in bubbles. But it's for very young children.

The story is about a baby and the dog who's supposed to be protecting her. But Jo Jo is just a dog, and her efforts end up making more of a mess than preventing one. It's kind of a cute story. The illustrations are okay, but I wasn't blown away by them; they're sufficient to tell the tale, in any case.

Edward Sullivan
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Spare text and wonderfully expressive illustrations in this appealing story.
Jillian Heise
Super cute! Loved this story told mostly through illustrations and the use of two words (well, if you count woof as a word). Sweet story of the bond between a boy and his dog. 💙
Katie Dicesare
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect book for beginning the year in first grade. Story of friendship between a boy and his dog with a circular ending. Love
Pam  Page
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
One to make you and your students laugh!
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: story-time

Get it? Because this book is made up of one or two word phrases. See? Get it now?
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Fans of Good Dog, Carl may enjoy this silly tale of a dog trying to keep a baby out of harm's way only to get himself in trouble. I liked that every part of this book seemed to be used to tell the story. ...more
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
Love the expression on the dog's face throughout this can see that the dog is torn between wanting to care for Jo-Jo but also play. Lots of simple, repetitive words which would allow new readers to read this independently. ...more
It's the end of the day, and while his parents have settled down, their toddler has not. Jo Jo, the family dog, keeps an eye on the little one and tries to appease him. But despite his best efforts, all the little guy wants is to get out of his crib. The two of them trundle down the stairs and devour a cake they knock from the table, afterward leaving tracks all over the house. Eventually, the child's parents follow the tracks upstairs where Jo Jo lies sleeping with the child, and he is made to ...more
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Chung, Arree. Out!, PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. $17.99.

A toddler really wants to get out of his crib. By yelling commands at the family dog, he convinces him to help him out of his crib and to explore the house without his parents knowing. Together they eat a cake on the floor, leave the mess behind and crawl into the crib together. The parents find the mess, follow the footprints to the baby’s room and put the dog in a kennel. The toddler returns the favor and breaks the dog o
Abigail Smith
Feb 17, 2021 rated it liked it
The family dog JoJo Discovers the baby wants out! The baby and JoJo go on a night full of adventures. Sliding down the stairs, eating cake and even sitting outside. This Book only has about 5 words the whole book. The story is told through the illustrations. Without the pictures the story could not be told it actually wouldn't make sense at all.
I only gave this book three stars because although there is a cute little story behind the book for kids to think up on their own, the illustrations were
Juliana Lee
They say a dog is man's best friend, this book proves that's true even if that man is a baby. Not wanting to go to bed, the baby escapes his crib with the help of his best friend. Together they get into a little mischief, but soon the baby starts to fall asleep and his best friend makes sure he gets back into bed safely. When mom and dad see the mess (which they think the dog made), they are pretty mad, but when they see the dog sleeping in the crib with their baby they soften. Regardless, they ...more
Lynn  Davidson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a cute story. The baby has been put to bed, but he doesn't want to sleep. He wants OUT! JoJo the dog tries to amuse the baby but his motives are not understood by the baby's parents and he is ordered "out". Jojo sneaks back in to be with him and ends up in trouble. Roles are reversed, revealing a very satisfying ending.

There is innocent mischief, mess, and misunderstanding - all in only 37 words, most being OUT and WOOF; very amusing for the reader. The illustrations are fabulous.
Margaret Boling
12/28/2018 ~ Do you remember Good Dog, Carl - the rottweiler turned babysitter? Remember how everything defied believe-ablity because nothing ever went wrong?! Well, this doggie/co-conspirator has a much more believable story! Young readers will enjoy telling their own version of the story and interpreting for the dog. Some of the adventures seem to be a classic case of misunderstandings across language differences. And be sure to stick around for the twist at the end! Worth re-reading.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
A clever little boy and his faithful dog get into all kinds of antics in the middle of the night, but the dog is always the one who gets blamed. The story is told in very few words but lots of descriptive pictures in the format of a graphic novel. Along the lines of Nope! this book encourages lots of dialogue as it is being read.
Age: Baby-Toddler
Nearly wordless

A sweet buddy book about Jojo the dog and a his pal, the baby. Happy to help, Jojo hears the baby screaming "out!" from his crib. Eventually clambering his way out of the crib, Jojo and the baby get into all sorts of hijinks around the house. Just a few words throughout invite the reader to talk more about the pictures.
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A baby and dog get up to mischief in the middle of the night! Using only a few words to describe various actions, the illustrations tell the story. Very reminiscent of Good Dog, Carl. ...more
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
After reading Out! by Arree Chung, all I can think is... Poor Jo Jo! The faithful family dog tries to keep the youngest member from harm, but a series of silly events follow. With few words and delightful, graphic novel-style illustrations, this whimsical tale of a loyal pup and a rambunctious baby proves that parents rarely see all and dogs are really a kid's best friend. ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Miss 4 likes that this is highly visual and that she can guess at / 'read' the words.

Miss 4 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book, and so does my four-year-old. It is such a fun story with hilarious moments that we really get into. I love to act out the dog's thoughts and she ends up in fits of giggles because she just thinks it's SO funny. I highly recommend this for parents who love storytelling, and kids who love to laugh! ...more
Logan Marshall
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Contemporary Realistic
Grade: K-1
This is a wordless book that students would enjoy just looking at and it would allow them to not have to understand how to say words because they can follow along with the pictures. It is a funny story but also a sweet story how the dog and the little girl get together and do something to help each other out.
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I didn't like it. The story was vague. The author uses maybe 3 or 4 of the same words throughout, but it's not enoughh to tell the story. And since the setting of the story is at night, the illustrations are a bit dark. ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
The illustrations were very cute (except for the one of the parents randomly dancing in the background), but I would have liked some narration of the events. I had to ad lib the entire story for my younger siblings because "Out!" and "Woof!" wasn't enough for them. ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher through my district library services*

A simple picture book with only a word or two on each page, repeated throughout the book. A cute story, I think younger readers will enjoy it as a readaloud.
Adrienne G
Jun 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: preschool
Cute story for a one on one story telling experience between adult and child. Most of the story is told in the pictures, not through the text, and is I think supposed to be the POV of the dog. It can get a bit confusing at times so I feel like it is better as a one-on-one story than for a group.
Kate Wilburn
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
A book made up entirely of 2-3 words. The illustrations were cute but not enough to hold my 3-year-olds attention. Might be better for an older crowd who can fill in the blanks of the story more easily.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
L always finds dog books to check out from the library, and this was one she brought home in November. It's cute, very simple text and fun illustrations so she can "read" it to herself. Reminded me of the Carl books in that the dog is in charge of the baby. ...more
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a nearly wordless story--humorous and sweet. The illustrations are tell the tale: a toddler wants OUT of the crib, and the family dog is enlisted to help. Havoc ensues. The expressions on the dog's face are especially entertaining. Use for re-tellings, beginning reading. ...more
The only text is "Out!" and "In!" "Woof!" and "Whee!" in what is more of a graphic novel than a picture book. It's a fun story for one-on-one reading, but would be tough to use in a group setting unless you have some very enthusiastic and observant kids. ...more
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Arree Chung makes picture books but he didn’t always do so. Once he made spreadsheets all day long and he decided that he wanted to make pictures instead. Arree learned how to draw, paint and think a little bit differently at Art Center College of Design.

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