Of Lapdogs and Legends: Biscuits in the Cupboard

Friday, August 1, 2008.

Biscuits in the CupboardAuthor: Barbara Nichol (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Philippe Beha
Published: 1997 Fitzhenry & Whiteside (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0773759360

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Packed with punchlines, puzzles, spookiness and spunk, these forty fabulous fur-filled poems keep our family scrambling for read-aloud dibs.

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Parochial Pooches: Safe and Sound

Friday, January 5, 2007.

Safe and SoundAuthor: Barbara Nichol
Illustrator: Anja Reichel
Published: 2003 Tundra Books
ISBN: 0887766331

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Written in happily indignant rhyme and brought to life by anxiety-filled oil paintings, this is not your typical adventure tale. Whether you view it as a hosanna to home, a tribute to the timid, or a satirical celebration of the inability to accept diversity, I believe these two small dogs will make you think.

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