Snow Dog, Sand Dog

What would you do if you were allergic but really wanted a dog? In this whimsical picture book, a young girl uses her crafty nature and imagination to create four-legged friends each season as the weather changes. She builds a dog out of snow in winter, sand in summer, leaves in fall, and flowers in spring!

  • 9780807575413
  • May 2015

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  • The cartoon illustrations have childlike lines that show the world as Ally would imagine and draw it.

    - School Library Journal

  • Charming illustrations in a loose, playful style bring the dogs to life, whether they are real or not…Ally is a clever and creative character that kids with similar afflictions will relate to.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Debut illustrator Golden has fun with each dog’s transformation in her mixed-media artwork—when Snow Dog becomes “real,” he’s as big and fluffy as one might expect, and Sand Dog’s generous curves echo the mounds of sand used to create her.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • This wonderful read-aloud ends with a page describing how to use easily obtainable materials, such as cardboard toilet paper rolls and small milk cartons, to make a dog.

    - Library Media Connection


Jess Golden

Common Core

RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 3.3