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Giveaway dates: Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2021
Countries available: U.S.
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UPDATE #5: It's PAWCASSO's book birthday! Out you go into the world, my little book, my love letter to my dog. I hope you all like it.
UPDATE #4: We have a giveaway for educators! A class set of EIGHT copies of PAWCASSO. US only. Competition closes 5/24. Enter on Twitter (@Remy_Lai).
UPDATE #3: We have a US preorder campaign through a number of indies. You'll receive a super adoroable Pawcasso button and a signed Pawcasso-themed bookplate!
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Jo is a Chinese girl who mistakenly becomes Pawcasso's owner, as they stumble upon an art class at the library. To her surprise, Pawcasso turns up every weekend! She struggles a lot with getting caught out in her lie and goes to lengths to try and find who Pawcasso's real owners are so she doesn't get fo ...more
Besides the friendship between Jo and Pawcasso, we also get to see the struggles and development of family relationships, and kindness within the community. The illustrations are beautiful, colorful, and fun! You can read my full review at wereadblog.clom! ...more
Jo, whom is referred to with (she, her) dresses gender neutrally. She’s missing her dad who travels in Indonesia and only visits every couple months. Maybe it’s easier not to care. It’s summer and all her friends are just ‘school friends’. She spends a lot of time looking out the window, which is why she sees the cute, owner-less dog trot by carryi ...more
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*
A young girl named Jo is wandering around town when she notices a dog out shopping by itself. Interested, she follows him and is lead to an art class at the local bookstore. The dog begins to model for the children, and is then dubbed Pawcasso from then on. The children ask Jo if she is the owner and if ...more
What I loved: the inclusive characters, the uniqueness of the title character and how the community was drawn to him, the changes the characters undergo, and the humor! The variety of ways the author chose to draw eyes was interesting and compelling. The pace was fast and I couldn’t put it down. The community division was a microcosm of the world today: people not listening to others’ perspectives. Finally, the way L ...more
As he goes by Jo’s home, she decides to follow him. When some friends at school mistake “Pawcasso” to be her dog, she continues to lead them on.
“What starts as a Chihuahua-sized lie quickly grows into a Great Dane-sized problem.” Pawcasso becomes the subject of an art-appreciation class at the library and has his own Internet fan club. Also, I hear that art im ...more
I love how there are so many small details that bring out Pawcasso’s character - such a cool (and sometimes stinky) dog!
This was a heart warming read.
the art is absolutely stunning, i am very much impressed of this middle grade graphic novel debut. it focuses on friendship & belonging as the main character, jo, looks for a friend and a big, energetic dog drags her into mischief. however, i find the story flow was abit off at certain points but its not something major. i particularly like the ice cream recipe at the end followed by the drawings acknowledging the than ...more
That is what draws you in. But there is sadness, because Jo's father can only visit every few months, and then, after a week, he leaves again. It is a bit like having him die over and over, and Jo has just given up caring.
And then she meets a dog, who goes out with a shopping basket, and goes from store to store picking up things for its owner.
And everyone loves the dog, and the owner isnt' around, so what is wrong with pret ...more
Oh my goodness! This was adorable, but also deep and meaningful. What a great book on family, connections, and fixing your mistakes. It’s also hilarious. Remy is amazing! (And so is poop roller.😜)
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Many thanks to Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for a copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
My 10-year-old daughter, Minion, reviewed this one for my blog, so I'll include her review here.
Pawcasso is about a dog that wanders around town with no leash on and some people are mad about that. Also, Pawcasso goes to an art club every week and the kids always paint a picture of him. Jo tries to make friends with the ki ...more
Jo lives in a walkable town with her big sister, two young brothers and mother while her father is out of the country working. Bored during the summer, she sees a dog trotting past her house with a market basket and decides to follow. She watches as the dog goes into shops, clerks look at the list, fill it, and take money from the basket. The enterprising canine even stops by the ice cream store for free scoops! In the bookstore with the dog, Jo comes across a chi ...more
Jo, the ultimate middle child between twin toddlers and a teenage sister, sees an endless summer of boredom ahead of her until she follows a dog carrying a basket. At first concerned that he is ...more
Pawcasso is a beautiful dog story and a wonderful children story. There are so many amazing stories about dogs and their influences in their hoomans' lives and Pawcasso is no exception. Remy Lai does not sh ...more
I received an electronic ARC from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group through NetGalley.
Lai's artistic illustrations and gentle writing styles shine in her latest book. Readers meet Jo as she begins a lonely summer break. Then, she starts watching and following a dog who does its own shopping complete with list, money and basket to hold the purchases. From there, she gets lost in a series of lies when she pretends the dog is hers. At first, she's happy to have friends and belong b ...more
Pawcasso is a fun and sweet graphic novel perfect for all ages and dog lovers! We follow our main character, Jo, who discovers a dog roaming the mall, basket in mouth, doing its own shopping! After following the adorable dog and naming him “Pawcasso” Jo gets mistaken as Pawcasso’s owner. Without Jo knowing who are the real owners of the dog are, she continues with the lie. What’s starts off as a Chihuahua-sized fib soon snowballs into a Great Dane-sized problem.
The artwork and charact ...more
Jo is lonely. Though she’s got an older sister and younger twin brothers, she’s missing her dad whose job keeps him away from home for long periods of time. Jo spends the first few days of summer break staring out the window, and one day she spies a dog walking past her house, ownerless, carrying a basket in its mouth. Jo follows the dog to the town’s shopping center and, when she’s m ...more