cover image Dog's Birthday

Dog's Birthday

Emma Dodd / Author Dutton Children's Books $10.99 (10p) ISBN 9

Emma Dodd's black-and-white canine, displayed against a field of bold colors, returns in the paper-over-board Dog's Birthday: A Touch and Feel Book. Each page holds a different texture: Dog opens his first present, wrapped in shiny blue foil and later receives a squishy rubber ball from Bird and ""a warm, fluffy blanket from Mouse."" Dodd creates a vivid, simple world of exuberant characters with smudgy black outlines. (Mar.)