A laugh-out-loud funny and charming picture book about being yourself and understanding others.
Max and his parents have a dog called Fabio.
Fabio doesn’t like doing what other dogs do.
One day, Max discovers that his dog goes out every night,
and he decides to follow him
Blanca Lacasa: A journalist, singer, and writer from Spain. She writes lyrics and books for adults and children. She has published with several Publishing Houses in Spain. Bow Wow Meow is her first picture book with NubeOcho and her first picture book in the USA.
GOMEZ studied Fine Arts at the prestigious University of Salamanca (Spain). A new talent, she has worked for several publishing houses in Europe, such as SM in Spain, Le Petit Bulles Edition in France, and Scholastics and Sterling in the USA.
"Though the story can easily be enjoyed on a superficial level, the subtly delivered message—that it’s perfectly fine when one’s sense of self doesn’t match one’s exterior—offers a meaningful parallel for readers and families who are dealing with or discussing gender identity.” ~Publishers Weekly
“Lacasa's simple story of love and acceptance steers clear of didacticism, well-served by Gómez's uncluttered pictures, which delightfully capture a range of animal emotions. Sweet and effective.” ~Kirkus Reviews
"Though the story can easily be enjoyed on a superficial level, the subtly delivered message―that it’s perfectly fine when one’s sense of self doesn’t match one’s exterior―offers a meaningful parallel for readers and families who are dealing with or discussing gender identity.” – Publishers Weekly
"It’s important to read picture books about being true to yourself so that as our kids grow, they feel comfortable being themselves. We want them to both know themselves as well as be proud of who they are. Seeing this in picture books can prompt that discussion and remind us to encourage our kids.” ― Imagination Soup
Many girls who enjoy traditionally masculine activities and boys who also break gender norms, will find solace in the characters of Fabio and Max. The illustrations accompanying this inclusive message are bright and welcoming. ~Kiss the Book