An ode to the wonderful diversity of dogs (and their owners), this colorful, chunky board book is work of art meant to be displayed face-out on nursery bookshelves.
Finalist, 2023 CYBILS Awards (Board Books)
Some dogs are slender. Some dogs are round. Some dogs are leggy, some close to the ground.
The dogs in this bright, playful board book come in all shapes, colors, and sizes—but they don’t let their differences keep them from having fun together. Every page turn reveals a new layer to Lydia Nichol’s adorable depiction of a busy dog park. A gentle introduction to diversity and acceptance, this rhyming story helps young children recognize that differences are often only skin deep.
Some Dogs is part of the LAYERED VIEW board book series celebrating the ways in which our differences make the world a diverse place. Whether examining the unique needs of every flower in a garden or the special qualities of every puppy in a dog park, every die-cut page of a LAYERED VIEW book adds a level to the story—all building to one gorgeous, multi-dimensional scene perfect for displaying on a bookshelf or a bedroom shelf. Rich with special effects like foil and embossing, LAYERED VIEW board books are a beautiful, playful way to introduce new perspectives to the little learners in your life.
Lydia Nichols is an illustrator who has worked with many clients ranging from Google to the New York Times. She is the artist behind numerous children’s books, including Space Matters by Clarion Books (Kirkus Starred Review). She lives in upstate New York.