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Bow-Wow's nightmare neighbors /

by Newgarden, Mark; Cash, Megan Montague.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2014Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781596436404 :; 1596436409 :.Subject(s): Dogs -- Fiction | Halloween -- Fiction | Neighbors -- Fiction | Stories without wordsSummary: "Bow-Wow, an expressive dog, tangles with some unruly neighbors in this wordless, spooky Halloween picture book"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>As Bow-Wow naps, his neighbors creep in and steal his cozy green bed. When the expressive pup tries to get it back, colorful chaos ensues as the house next door might not be exactly what he thought. From authors Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash comes Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors. </p> <p>"This is a mysterious and perfectly-crafted little book, full of surprises and profundities and infused throughout with an uncanny sensitivity to the current state of canine-feline relations." --Dan Clowes</p> <p>"Bow-Wow is like Bee-Bop; you can read it quick or spend your time with it. Either way, it swings." --Mo Willems</p> <p> A Neal Porter Book </p>

"Bow-Wow, an expressive dog, tangles with some unruly neighbors in this wordless, spooky Halloween picture book"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Bow-Wow is back in this fanciful wordless follow-up to Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug (rev. 7/07). This time, the stalwart canine sets out to retrieve his stolen doggy bed from the ornery ghost cats and kittens who live across the street in a haunted mansion--complete with loose floorboards, secret passageways, and moving-eye portraits. Around every corner, it seems as though the pup may have found his purloined cushion at last, but each time, he's mistaken. With beady-eyed specters peering out from various nooks and crannies ready to nip the tip of his tail, Bow-Wow finally makes his way through the house--only to come face-to-face with the mother of all ghost cats in an absurdly funny (and cuddly) denouement. In a strange house with the lights out, the predominantly grayscale palette captures the eerie confusion of eyes playing tricks with the shadows, while carefully placed flourishes of color amp up the humor at just the right moments. Through expert use of comic-book panels, Newgarden and Cash play with perspective and timing, giving a sense of immediacy and light suspense to each increasingly silly scene. A fresh look at things that go bump in the night. shara l. hardeson (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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