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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;Music icon Bob Dylan and acclaimed illustrator Scott Campbell team up in this delightful interpretation of Dylanand#8217;s 1970 song, and#8220;If Dogs Run Freeand#8221;!andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;If dogs run free,andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Why not we?andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In this quirky, spirited interpretation of Bob Dylanand#8217;s 1970 song, and#8220;If Dogs Run Free,and#8221; illustrator Scott Campbell brings Dylanand#8217;s lyrics to life as a celebration of the freedom and creativity of childhood. Children of all ages will delight in the message, and#8220;Just do your thing!and#8221;

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"'If Dogs Run Free,' from the 1970 album New Morning, is Dylan's version of a novelty song: a goof on a '50s-style mashup of piano jazz and spoken word ('If dogs run free, then what must be/ Must be, and that is all./ True love can make a blade of grass/ Stand up straight and tall'). It inspires the talented Campbell (East Dragon, West Dragon) to create a benevolent, retro-ish watercolor universe of cross-species friendships and endlessly fun things to do, with a wide-eyed and inexhaustible girl, her younger brother, and their pet dog as ringleaders. When Dylan muses, 'If dogs run free, why not me/ Across the swamp of time?' Campbell offers an aquatic orchestra of sorts, as the main characters are joined by a host of frogs, waterfowl, turtles, and dogs, all floating on logs, lily pads, and a cooperative crocodile while they sing and play musical instruments. But despite the succession of lively scenes Campbell paints, without Dylan's ironic, gravelly delivery and the knowing accompaniment, the text comes off as opaque. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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andlt;Bandgt;Bob Dylanandlt;/Bandgt; is one of the most lauded and greatest-loved songwriters and performers of all time. His particular brand of music first caught the publicand#8217;s attention in the 1960s. He has released thirty-five studio albums with hits ranging from and#8220;Blowinand#8217; in the Windand#8221; and and#8220;Like a Rolling Stoneand#8221; to and#8220;All Along the Watchtower,and#8221; and#8220;Knockinand#8217; on Heavenand#8217;s Door,and#8221; and and#8220;Make You Feel My Love.and#8221; His remarkable career in music and literature continues to this day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451648799
Author:
Dylan, Bob
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Campbell, Scott
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt (no spcl fx)+int. ill.; digital
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 11 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'If Dogs Run Free,' from the 1970 album New Morning, is Dylan's version of a novelty song: a goof on a '50s-style mashup of piano jazz and spoken word ('If dogs run free, then what must be/ Must be, and that is all./ True love can make a blade of grass/ Stand up straight and tall'). It inspires the talented Campbell (East Dragon, West Dragon) to create a benevolent, retro-ish watercolor universe of cross-species friendships and endlessly fun things to do, with a wide-eyed and inexhaustible girl, her younger brother, and their pet dog as ringleaders. When Dylan muses, 'If dogs run free, why not me/ Across the swamp of time?' Campbell offers an aquatic orchestra of sorts, as the main characters are joined by a host of frogs, waterfowl, turtles, and dogs, all floating on logs, lily pads, and a cooperative crocodile while they sing and play musical instruments. But despite the succession of lively scenes Campbell paints, without Dylan's ironic, gravelly delivery and the knowing accompaniment, the text comes off as opaque. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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