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That Dog!

Emma Lazell

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654520

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 6 August 2020

ISBN: 9781843654810

ASIN: 9781843654810

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Publication date: 7 August 2020

Category: Picture Books

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The brilliant second book from a rising star of the picture book world, tipped as ‘one to watch’ by The Bookseller magazine.

There’s a team of dognappers on the loose. They’ve stolen lots of pooches, but this time they’re up against a very clever dog.

The cunning Penelope Dognapper is keen to get her hands on the latest rare breed, the lesser spotted woofer. Her big mistake is sending Patrick, her accomplice, to do the job. He has great difficulty identifying the right dog – that dog! – and in a house that also contains a snake, rabbit and characterful cat, you can imagine the chaos that ensues as he tries to steal the dog.

That dog is a very smart one. He’s quick, clever and a bit of a detective in his spare time and he might just have worked out who’s behind the dastardly crimes. Will he avoid getting caught himself and rescue his fellow creatures?


Emma Lazell is a UK based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. 

In 2018 she completed the hugely prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a Distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts.



'This fun and vibrantly illustrated book about right and wrong is packed with humour ... destined to become a firm favourite!'

'Dazzling ... With her sharp eye for wry humour, an addictive sense of mischief, and a sparkling gallery of bold and vibrant illustrations, Lazell fills her brilliantly entertaining story with rich comic detail and a quirky cast of characters – both human and animal!'

'A delightfully dotty and diverting tale'

'Full of humor and wit with hilarious background details in the illustrations, young readers will giggle with delight each time the dognapper nabs the wrong pet, while missing That Dog who’s right in front of him. For dog lovers (And detective lovers) looking for a laugh-out-loud read~ That Dog is just the one for you!'


'Emma Lazell’s energetic and vivid illustrations inject this simple story with great energy.'

'I enjoyed reading this to my daughters, its colourful, funny and has a nice amount of repetition for little ones to join in. It looks like another hit for Emma Lazell!'

'Highly enjoyable, this is one to read again and again with guaranteed laughs to be had.'

'An involving read that adults and children will enjoy sharing ... showcases [Emma's] talent for characterisation ... The story is one that can be re-read with enjoyment as there is plenty to spot in the illustrations each time the story is revisited.'

'Emma’s vibrant and fun illustrations really bring the story to life ... [a] is mischievous and humorous read accompanied by exquisite illustrations.'

'Hilarious ... makes you laugh harder and harder as the story builds ... This will definitely be a popular title in classroom reading corners as well as in primary school libraries.'

'A hilarious and riotous read… A detective story with chaotic goings-on, supported by lively illustrations, this will appeal to all ages!'

'Just as with her first book, Emma Lazell has included lots of tiny details throughout... A must-have for all dog lovers, and for those who like seeing justice served! … chucklesome.'

'Emma’s vibrant and fun illustrations really bring the story to life ... [a] mischievous and humorous read accompanied by exquisite illustrations.'




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