Dog vs Cat

One Dog. One Cat. One Room. One Big Problem.

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  • About

    Dog and Cat do not get along. But when they're forced to share a room, they agree to be on their best behavior...until Dog won't stop  sniffing. Cat won't stop  primping. Dog won't stop  howling. Cat won't stop scratching. And when it comes to the litter-box...sharing is  not an option!

    What will it take to bring Dog and Cat together? Find out in Chris Gall's comic clash that brings out the best (and worst) in two very different pets.

  • Reviews

    "In a story brimming with sight gags, Gall mines a Cat and Dog's odd-couple arrangement for laughs.... their vexed situation will speak equally to young siblings and college freshmen."

    --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "Hilarious....the animals' dialogue, expressions, and body language are priceless, as is the funny conclusion. A terrific addition to any friendship or pet storytime."

    --School Library Journal

    “The stylish illustrations and sly wit on display here will please Gall's fans and likely win him new ones."

    --Kirkus Reviews

    "Text and pictures are layered with humor, and heightens the odd-couple drama with every page turn."

    --The Horn Book

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About the author


Chris Gall has been drawing pictures for as long as he can remember. When he was caught doodling on his desk in second grade, his teacher suggested that he might become an artist some day, then made him clean all the desks in the classroom. In seventh grade, Chris won a Read Magazine Young Writers Award, and that inspired him to create stories to go with his art. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Chris became an award-winning, internationally recognized illustrator, and his artwork has been shown in almost every publication in America, including Time, Newsweek, People, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

In 2004, his first picture book, America the Beautiful, became a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year, and his career in children’s publishing began. Since then he has authored and illustrated six more books, including the acclaimed Dinotrux, a 2009 Publishers Weekly Best Children’s book; Revenge of the Dinotrux; Awesome Dawson; Substitute Creacher; Dear Fish; and There’s Nothing to Do on Mars.

Chris has also worked as an adjunct professor of art at the University of Arizona and spent four years as a professional stand-up comedian. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where in his spare time he loves to restore classic cars and fly planes.


August 29-31, 2014

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