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It's Open Mic Night at the Story Zoo and the dogs are up to tell their tales in this hilarious graphic novel for young readers. At the Story Zoo, you get to tell any story you want in front of the live audience, as long as it's about you. And tonight is dog night. So sit back, relax, and let these dogs tell their tales. We've got some hilarious but quite touching stories from dogs of all kinds, including a bulldog who doesn't wanted to be judged by his looks; a bloodhound who loses her power of scent and turns to a dog called Surelick Holmes for help; an energetic poodle who saves the day with her yapping; and a stray who takes fetching to a whole new level. These stories will make you laugh, make you cry and maybe even make you howl at the moon. Whether you're looking for smart, funny, sweet, sharp, silly or just plain fuzzy, The Story Zoo is going to be your new favorite haunt.
About the Author
DAN BAR-EL is an award-winning children's author, educator and storyteller who has published chapter books, picture books, and graphic novels. Over the past twenty-one years, he has worked with children ages 3 to 13 as a school age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama and a creative writing teacher. Dan is the author of Audrey (Cow), It's Great Being a Dad and Nine Words Max. He lives in Vancouver with Dominique, and Sasha, the best cat in the known universe. The author lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Classically educated and poorly socialized, VICKI NERINO likes to make a mess of things like comics, illustrations and paintings. Vicki appreciates visual dirt and noise, but shshsshhh be quiet, please. She smears paint with her fingers and scratchs ink off with her nails, but holy smokes does she ever clean up nice. She has a thing about tigers. Dog Night at the Story Zoo is her first book for kids.Vicki Nerino lives in Toronto, Ontario.