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That Dog! book launch week with Emma Lazell

Join author and illustrator Emma Lazell for a week (3rd-6th August) of drawing activities and storytelling fun to celebrate the publication of her second picturebook That Dog!

*Online sessions each day at 12 pm BST on Emma’s Instagram page*



The brilliant second book from a rising star of the picture book world.

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 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.

Emma has put together a whole week full of virtual events culminating on release day (6th August) with a LIVE storytelling event! In the meantime, she’ll be posting free colouring sheets every day, so sharpen those pencils and bring paper and look forward to seeing everyone online for some fun and games! Perfect for ages 3-8 and their families.

To find out more about Emma’s book or for buying links go to the That Dog! page.



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