Merci Mister Dash!

Publisher: Tundra Books
Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks in the park, stamp-collecting, and a passion for flowers.

But the well-ordered household is turned on its head whenever Madame Croissant’s granddaughter, Daphne, comes to visit. She’s as wild as Mr. Dash is courtly, and she makes the poor dog’s life miserable. But when she finds herself in real trouble, Mr. Dash proves that he is not only well-mannered but as brave as any knight.

Merci Mister Dash! is not only a hilarious salute to common courtesy, it will appeal to dog lovers and to anyone who is trying to civilize an untamed creature – of any kind.


Praise for Merci Mister Dash! by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Esperança Melo:

“…Brightly colored acrylic paintings show Mr. Dash at his best….”
Kirkus Reviews

“Monica Kulling’s charming It’s a Snap! … tells Eastman’s story with panache…. This is terrific storytelling that will work as a read aloud in any class.”
– Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal

“This first book in the Great Idea Series is a picture-perfect introduction to biographies for beginning readers.”
– Excellent, Resource Links

“…an inspirational biographic introduction to George Eastman’s fantastic adventures in photography….”
Canadian Children’s Book News