cover image Every Day’s a Dog’s Day

Every Day’s a Dog’s Day

Marilyn Singer, illus. by Miki Sakamoto. Dial, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-3715-0

In lively and often humorous poems that range from rhymed couplets to haiku, Singer describes different days of the year from a dog’s point of view. Though a dog doesn’t understand what “Valentine” means, some things are clear: “She hugs me, gives me kisses,/ and something good to gnaw./ She has my heart already,/ so I offer her my paw.” More frequent events are no less special for a dog: “It’s a cause for celebration/ when a feline shows its face.” Sakamoto creates blissful scenes of cartoon dogs engaged in familiar behaviors like digging, snoozing, and relating to the kids that love them. Ages 3–up. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Mar.)