Books by Peta Coplans

DOTTIE by Peta Coplans
by Peta Coplans, illustrated by Peta Coplans
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"The lesson on feeling free to escape stereotypical roles is amply leavened by Dottie's blithe self-assurance and the gently satirical tone that pervades both the text and the author's cartoony illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delicately limned as innocently pointy-nosed, Dottie's a dog who follows her own bent despite her worried parents. `` `Not in the GARDEN!' '' exclaims Dad when she insists on planting lettuces, `` `Gardens are for burying bones.' '' And, later, `` `Dogs don't grow things....Go out and chase a postman.' '' Undeterred but curious, Dottie conducts a small survey and finds several friends enjoying unexpected activities—a duck rollerskating, a cat sailing, a rabbit painting a picture. Read full book review >