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Illustrated by Suzanne Del Rizzo
Picture Book for Children Ages 4–7
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
HC with dust jacket & reinforced trade binding
Trim Size: 24.13 x 25.4 cm / 9.5 x 10 in
Canadian Publication Date: May 25, 2018
U.S. Publication Date: June 8, 2018
Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services
From Suzanne Del Rizzo, award-winning illustrator of My Beautiful Birds, and author Deborah Kerbel comes a unique story about a brave sled dog puppy’s adventures under the Arctic Circle’s midnight sun
Juno and her boy live in a red house at the top of the world. One day Juno will be big and strong enough to help pull a sled across the tundra, but for now she is just a small puppy with a big-dog heart. Small puppies have to go to bed when their boys do, but Juno can’t sleep with the midnight sun shining out across the town. She slips outside to play. Returning to see a hungry polar bear sniffing around the open door, Juno has no time to be afraid. It’s time to find her voice, summon the big dog inside her, and save her beloved boy.
With Deborah Kerbel’s warm, expressive text, Sun Dog is a love letter to life in the Arctic Circle from the perspective of a sled dog pup. Suzanne Del Rizzo’s dimensional art in polymer clay and acrylic wash offers both an intimate romp with a young puppy and a sweeping celebration of the vast and beautiful tundra.