Raymond (Hardcover)

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A hilarious story of a family dog who enters the corporate world to discover the struggles of being over-worked, pressed for deadlines, under-vacationed, and missing out on quality human time. Adults will appreciate the attention to detail in the illustrations while kids will enjoy the story of the talented Raymond, the dog who's trying to have it all and learns what really matters most along the way.

— From Nicole


Sit. Fetch. Have a cappuccino. When Raymond the dog starts acting human, will he miss the dog's life?

Raymond the dog is just your regular family pet until, one day, he has a thought: couldn't he just . . . sit at the table? Isn't that what families do together? Soon Raymond begins to leave all his canine ways behind, and so do all the other dogs in town. Dogs go to the movies; dogs go out for coffee; and Raymond lands a high-powered journalism job at DOGUE magazine. But is Raymond's new gig all work and no play? He doesn't even have time for family dinner Maybe, just maybe, Raymond misses the dog's life. . . . At once comedic and genuine, this tale about appreciating the simpler things in life reminds us all that work can wait -- after all, there are more important things (like getting your ears scratched in just the right place).

About the Author

Yann Le Bec is a French illustrator and graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. He and Gwendal are brothers and run the online visual blog News of the Times with fellow French illustrator Jean Jullien. Yann Le Bec lives in London. Gwendal Le Bec is a French illustrator who frequently works with the New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763689506
ISBN-10: 0763689505
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English