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Be More Dog

October 2023
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    3rd October 2023
  • ISBN 9781782508328
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 9.7" x 11.2"

“My dog Sam has a superpower. He doesn't wear a costume. He can't fly. And he definitely can't make himself invisible. Sam's superpower is happiness.”

Sam can find happiness in the most unexpected places—a smelly old boot, a deflated ball, even in a muddy puddle! When Dad leaves for work, Sam's young owner needs a little help to be happy again. Can Sam show his best friend how to be a little less sad and a little more dog?

This funny, heartwarming picture book is about finding joy in simple things. With uplifting text from Caroline Crowe and engaging, lively illustrations by Carlos Velez, this feel-good story celebrates the connection between children and pets and encourages us all to be more dog!

(Ages 4 to 7 years)


“Crowe's rhyming couplets conveys an exuberant experience of borrowing, reading, and loving books, brought to life by Joseph's whimsical, cheery artwork.” —Kirkus Reviews on Our Incredible Library Book

“This book made me want to run out to the library!” —Youth Services Book Review, STARRED REVIEW on Our Incredible Library Book

“Crowe's verses are crisp and upbeat.” —Kirkus Reviews on Tiny Tantrum


“A gorgeous edition with bright, rich illustrations that children will absolutely adore.” —Katharine Orton, author of Nevertell and Glassheart on A Billion Balloons of Questions

“Velez's creative portrayal of Eva's accumulation of questions adds visual humor. The colorful, whimsical balloons bob and weave from frame to frame, mirroring Eva's endearing impatience.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Billion Balloons of Questions

“Illuminating illustrations.” —Kirkus Reviews on Sleeping with the Light On 

Caroline Crowe

Caroline Crowe is an award-winning author of several books for children, including Pirates in Pyjamas and How Do You Make a Rainbow? She was a journalist for many years before making the jump to writing for children full time. Caroline lives in Hampshire, England, with her young family, surrounded by chaos and their ever-growing collection of children's books.