written by Susanna Pitzer
Walker & Company, 2006.
- Winner, The Golden Kite Award, 2006
- Exhibited at The One Show, The Society of Illustrators, New York City
- Selected by the Children’s Choices for 2007
- International Reading Association
Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 3–Daniel is the bravest in the world, able to face spiders, snakes, and thunderstorms…but he just doesn’t like dogs…Day’s hilarious illustrations, done in pen and ink with watercolor and gouache, show the truth behind his bluster, starting with the comical cover picture of Daniel climbing a lamppost to avoid a group of passing canines. Text and pictures work on every level, and readers will remember Daniel and Bandit long after they put the book down.–Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
Day’s sensitive ink drawings, brightened with watercolor and gouache washes, create a series of large-scale, double-page scenes that clearly illustrate the emotions as well as the actions and attitudes of the characters, including Bandit. An encouraging story for the many children who are afraid of dogs . . . or just don’t like them. Carolyn Phelan