The day has arrived for the Dogs' Summer Ball. It's so high class that each dog must remove their bottom before they are allowed inside the hall. But in the middle of all the frivolity something unexpected happens and the dogs have to make a hasty exit...with or without the correct bottom!
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Clever and inventive... great fun from an author with a superb sense of humour... this is a hilarious picture book for slightly older children and a great book to read aloud. - Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle
With wonderful rhyming text, each and every word rolls off the tongue almost seamlessly and together with wacky illustrations of every shape of dog; small, large, fat and thin, you and your child can't fail to be caught up in this rollicking read. -
A cheeky, rhyming picture book for curious dog lovers. - Booktrust, Best Book Guide
A Lovereading4kids Best Books of 2010 - Lovereading4kids
Clever and inventive, with captivating dog illustrations. - Northern Ireland Homes and Lifestyle
It's illustrated with beautiful simplicity, written with verve - and is like nothing else you'll read this year. - The Daily Telegraph
Appeals to children's hilarity over bottoms. - Devon Life
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About the Author
Since graduating from Kingston College of Art in 2004 Mei Matsuoka has been much in demand as an illustrator. Her illustrations for a short story won first prize in a UNESCO sponsored competition, which she travelled to Japan to collect in 2005. Mei was on the final longlist of candidates nominated as Best New Illustrators, and is one of the UK's most exciting newcomers to children's books.
Peter Bently was born in Tidworth and attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied for a BA Hons in Modern Languages. He has two children, Theo (8) and Tara (5), and now lives in Devon. He has also written several other picture books, including A Lark in the Ark (Egmont) and Shark in the Dark (Macmillan).