The Secret Life of Pets meets Toy Story in a new illustrated paper-over-board middle-grade series about a group of Very Good doggie day care buddies who follow a few of their wilder instincts, leading to hilarious chaos.
Meet Hugo: the loyal and lovable family dog that would do just about anything to keep his owners happy. A very Good Dog, all of the time.
Meet King: the newest puppy in town! Always full of energy and ready to make new friends, King is still learning the ropes of how to be a Good Dog.
Meet Lulu: Lights! Camera! Action! Lulu is an Instagram star with an affinity for all things fancy--make sure her fur and collar look perfect in that photo! Always a Good Dog, especially with her owner Jasmine.
When these three doggy day care pals come together for an unlikely adventure away from their owners, a small taste of being just a little bit bad starts a hilarious series of events none of them saw coming!
This new illustrated middle grade series follows a group of dogs that quickly steal your heart--and make you hope your furry friends don't get any of their own ideas!
About the Author
Rachel Wenitsky (@RachelWenitsky) is a comedy writer and actor who has written for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, and Reductress. She is the head writer and a co-host of The Story Pirates Podcast, a kids and family podcast on Gimlet Media. David Sidorov (@DavidSidorov) is a comedy writer and director who has written for Alternatino with Arturo Castro, Odd Mom Out, The Gong Show, Billy on the Street, and Holey Moley. He was a field producer and director on The Rundown with Robin Thede, and was formerly a writer and director at The Onion. Rachel and David are a married couple living in Brooklyn, New York. This is their first novel. They do not have a dog at the time of writing these bios, but hope that they will by the time you're reading this!
Tor Freeman (@tormalore) was born in London and received a degree in illustration from Kingston University. She has written and illustrated many children's books and was awarded a Sendak Fellowship in 2012. Tor has also been published in magazines and taught art to students of all ages.
"Equal parts hilarious and hair-raising, adventures abound, enlivened by expressive cartoon illustrations. The bright, energetic narration flows seamlessly among the dogs’ delightfully distinctive perspectives. . . This series starter is a doggone good time." -Kirkus Reviews
“Freeman illustrates throughout in a dynamic style reminiscent of William Steig. A story of redemption and unconditional love . . . this celebration of imperfectability and consensual squirrel-chasing features a cast of sympathetic canines who find that ‘sometimes it’s nice to just be a dog.’” –Publishers Weekly