Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog (Hardcover)

Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog By Amy Sohn, Orna Le Pape, Libby VanderPloeg (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A neighborhood comes together to help find a lost dog in this lively picture book based on a true story.

It's a busy morning in the city. Yotam and his mom stop in at their local café on the way to school, tying their dog's leash to an outside chair as usual. But today isn't usual. Bailey the dog gets startled by something and is suddenly dashing down Henry Street, freed of her leash and frantic. Before Yotam can catch up with her, she has disappeared. And that's when lots of neighbors get involved, joining in the search for the missing dog and offering all kinds of support and love.

This bright, energetic book is inspired by a true Brooklyn story of strangers rallying to help their neighbor. It's a rousing, feel-good animal adventure for the picture book audience, and a portrait of community at its best and kindest.

About the Author

Amy Sohn's Brooklyn novels, Prospect Park West and Motherland, were international successes and made her an icon of the New Brooklyn. She is also the author of The Actress, Run Catch Kiss, and My Old Man. A New York City native, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and their dog Luna.

Orna Le Pape is a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, with her sons, and with Bailey.

Libby VanderPloeg is an illustrator and designer. She grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan, on the edge of the Great Lakes, and since then, she has lived in Grand Rapids, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Stockholm. She has created book covers and editorial illustrations for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Design*Sponge, among others, as well as a line of cards and prints that she sells via her Etsy shop and in stores.

Praise For…

"The off-kilter perspective in the illustrations is enchanting but difficult to describe; if Grandma Moses and Maira Kalman could have a baby, that baby would paint this book. The tone of the story moves flawlessly from genuinely hilarious (the scene where Bailey runs with a metal chair even incorporates sound effects) to bittersweet and mysterious." —Kirkus Reviews

"VanderPloeg makes a lively picture book debut with fluid digital illustrations that include a double-spread, block-by-block map of the story’s Brooklyn setting; she combines a cosmopolitan aesthetic with a keen reportorial eye, immersing readers in the bustling energy of a close-knit, upscale community." —Publishers Weekly

"The splendid illustrations capture contemporary Brooklyn, its fashion, and its diversity. There are charming details on every spread, which include examples of motion and onomatopoeia. A fun way to explore the city and a great opportunity for Brooklyn kids to learn street names and addresses in their neighborhood." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525552734
ISBN-10: 0525552731
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English