If Dogs Run Free

If Dogs Run Free


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Music icon Bob Dylan and acclaimed illustrator Scott Campbell team up in this delightful interpretation of Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free”!

If dogs run free,
Why not we?

In this quirky, spirited interpretation of Bob Dylan’s 1970 song, “If Dogs Run Free,” illustrator Scott Campbell brings Dylan’s lyrics to life as a celebration of the freedom and creativity of childhood. Children of all ages will delight in the message, “Just do your thing!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451648799
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 724,165
Product dimensions: 10.26(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bob Dylan has released thirty-eight studio albums, which collectively have sold over 120 million copies around the world. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature and has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. His memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list.

Scott Campbell’s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world. He has created award-winning comics, such as “Igloo Head and Tree Head,” which appeared in the Flight anthology, and is the illustrator of Zombie in Love and Zombie in Love 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio; East Dragon, West Dragon by Robyn Eversole; and If Dogs Run Free by Bob Dylan. He is the author and illustrator of Hug Machine. Scott lives in New York City. Visit him at PyramidCar.com.

Date of Birth:

May 24, 1941

Place of Birth:

Duluth, MN

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is far beyond extraordinarily delightful. The title is a Bob Dylan song from 1970. Rolling Stone listed "If Dogs Run Free" among the 10 worst Bob Dylan songs ever, but they just handn't reached full ascendancy yet. The lyric are light yet deep, children can understand them, and the illustrations are just perfect for them. When you read a page to a child, it's an opportunity for him or her to find the thing the line describes, which gets the child active in reading before being able to read it, There are so many other things to point out on the page, too. It's basically running and playing children and dogs. I am surprised (and so happy!) that this song came out as this book. There are others in the series (Blowin' in the Wind, Forever Young), and they're all good. Although--obviously--If Dogs Run Free is not the same kind of children's story book that Winnie-the-Pooh, Anne of Green Gables, and The Wind in the Willows are, for a short-short children's book, it is right in there with them. The hardback is always a good way to go. This book is a keeper, will be cherished and handed down, and hardbacks convey the subliminal message to children that books matter, a lot. Plus, they last longer.