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Where is Rusty?

Where is Rusty? (Hardback)

Illustrated by Posthuma, Sieb

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A sweet picture book about a curious young dog, Rusty, who gets lost in a big department store. When Rusty goes shopping with his mother, Henrietta, and Toby, his nose leads him astray and on a new adventure.

ISBN 9781927271452
Barcode 9781927271452
Published 9 May 2014 by Gecko Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781927271452
ISBN-10 1927271452
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 9 May 2014
International Publication Date 1 March 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Posthuma, Sieb
Category General Picture Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 0
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 399g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Dogs, Missing persons
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 839.3137
Catalogue Code 499209

Description of this Book

A sweet picture book about a curious young dog who gets lost in a big department store. Rusty goes to the department store with his mother and Henrietta and Toby. But his nose leads him astray and on a new adventure. Soon, everyone is looking for him. Where is Rusty?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Dutch artist Posthuma (A Pond Full of Ink) offers a genial, fast-moving mystery as a curious pup named Rusty, distracted by one of those ubiquitous kitchen-gadget demonstrations, gets separated from his mother and his friends in a department store. Two evil-looking watchdogs threaten to catch any stray pups they find and 'lock them in the pound, ' and readers follow Rusty's odyssey through obscure corners of the multi-floored store, enjoying the canine embellishments along the way: dog-bone chandeliers, dog mannequins, and stunning dog couture. Posthuma keeps the action galloping along while never losing his sense of cheer as Rusty eludes his pursuers. 'They look among the soft toys in the toy department. Where's Rusty?' Fortunately, finding Rusty is easy for readers there's always a spotlight on him. The second time around, children will enjoy the artist's elaborately developed alternate world, complete with towering wiglike coiffures, suits that allow for protruding dog tails, and Rube-Goldberg-style contraptions like the store's complex plumbing network and a machine with a distillation apparatus that makes of course dog bones. This is a tale worth chewing on. Publishers Weekly --Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sieb Posthuma was born in 1960 and is a Dutch author, illustrator and designer. He began his career in newspapers and magazines, and wrote and illustrated his first children's book in 2002. Sieb has received two Gouden Griffels, an award given to authors of children and teenage literature in the Netherlands, and won the Golden Paintbrush in 2012 for the most beautiful illustrations.

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