A brilliantly bizarre wordless wonder from an award-winning Swedish illustrator
It's time for Grandma's dog to go for a walk. The eager pooch tugs the boy's hand, excited to get going. But where will they end up?
This is a dog walk like no other, through amazing fairy-tale worlds, paintings come to life, Escher-esque castles, an intricately cluttered antique store, and past countless delights: walking teapots, miniature steamboats, giant hedgehogs and islands with sails.
This fantastical story of a dog and a boy is told entirely through the weird, whimsical and often hilarious illustrations. Children will pore over each page, delighting in the incredible details. Each reading will bring fresh discoveries and new twists to the tale.
Beloved Swedish children's illustrator Sven Nordqvist unleashes his endlessly inventive talent in this funny and satisfying wordless book. Walking the dog will never feel the same again.
'This wordless book is so lavishly detailed, so exuberantly trippy, a kid can spend hours getting lost in its pages... It's the kind of densely illustrated book (like one of Mitsumasa Anno's classic "Journey" books) where you can always find a new mischievously hidden detail... a reminder that wonder is where you find it.' —The New York Times
'The ink, watercolor, and acrylic drawings have the genteel elegance and wide-ranging imagination of classic fairy tale illustration.' —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
'Amusement abounds in the mixture of modern and historical aesthetic elements... The perfect choice for a rainy day for readers and nonreaders alike.' —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
'It's like Alice in Wonderland and M.C. Escher teamed up to make a wordless picture book. An incredibly intricate and dreamlike journey.' —School Library Journal's list of The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Books of 2021.
'A book that could be pored over and examined many, many times, each time discovering something new... Really you have to see this book; it defies description.' —Youth Services Book Review, 5 STARS
'Kids will enjoy the croquet game, a town made up entirely of cats, the Alice-in-Wonderland atmosphere, and the marvelously detailed scenes of castles, knights, playrooms, cities, islands, dungeons, and forests on 21 detailed pages.' —The Children's Hour