This is the perfect book for dog lovers of all ages. Lucy is a small dog without a home. She once had one, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears beneath her window each day. Eleanor's father is a juggler with stage fright. The stories of these three delightful characters converge in this truly original extended picture book a classic in the making!
Each character's daytime decisions lead to new outcomes after their paths intersect for a show-stopping evening performance during a climactic third act...Children ready to move beyond early readers will appreciate the pace of the page turns and the chance to discover visual details that characters miss.A brief denouement in the final act reveals that each main character has given the others just what they needed; a clever structure and a satisfying story. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Cecil s stylized black-and-white oil paintings are framed in circles, focusing each scene as if through a lens. The conclusion unfolds naturally, while Cecil s understated writing and careful pacing contribute substantially to this sweetly satisfying story. Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Randy Cecil has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including Brontorina by James Howe, And Here s to You! by David Elliott and Loveabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse. He is also the author-illustrator of Duck and Gator. Randy Cecil lives in Houston, Texas.