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Good Dogs on a Bad Day

Good Dogs on a Bad Day

Illustrated by Tor Freeman


Good Dogs on a Bad Day

About the Book

This new illustrated middle grade series follows a group of Very Good doggie day care buddies that quickly steal your heart—and make you hope your furry friends don’t get any of their own ideas!

Product Details

On sale: March 16, 2021
Age: 7-10 years
Grade: Grades 2-5
Page count: 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780593108444
Reading level: Lexile: 650L

Author Bio

Rachel Wenitsky (@RachelWenitsky) is a comedy writer and actor who has written for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, and Reductress. She is the head writer and a co-host of The Story Pirates Podcast, a kids and family podcast on Gimlet Media.
David Sidorov (@DavidSidorov) is a comedy writer and director who has written for Alternatino with Arturo Castro, Odd Mom Out, The Gong Show, Billy on the Street, and Holey Moley. He was a field producer and director on The Rundown with Robin Thede, and was formerly a writer and director at The Onion.
Rachel and David are a married couple living in Brooklyn, New York. This is their first novel. They do not have a dog at the time of writing these bios, but hope that they will by the time you're reading this!

Tor Freeman (@tormalore) was born in London and received a degree in illustration from Kingston University. She has written and illustrated many children's books and was awarded a Sendak Fellowship in 2012. Tor has also been published in magazines and taught art to students of all ages.


"Equal parts hilarious and hair-raising, adventures abound, enlivened by expressive cartoon illustrations. The bright, energetic narration flows seamlessly among the dogs’ delightfully distinctive perspectives. . . This series starter is a doggone good time." -Kirkus Reviews

“Freeman illustrates throughout in a dynamic style reminiscent of William Steig. A story of redemption and unconditional love . . . this celebration of imperfectability and consensual squirrel-chasing features a cast of sympathetic canines who find that ‘sometimes it’s nice to just be a dog.’” –Publishers Weekly

"Laughs! Friendships! Mutts! BUTTS! Rachel and David obviously crawled into the brains of A LOT of dogs (and one squirrel) for this book, and the proof is in the pages!"
-Mindy Thomas, Wow in the World podcast
"Every day I read this book was the OPPOSITE of a bad day! These wonderful dogs took me on the adventure of a lifetime, one with tail-wagging twists and turns."
–Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
"A riveting insider's look at what it's REALLY like to be a dog living in the 21st century. Be a GOOD HUMAN and read this book to fully understand your furry masters."
--Rachel Bloom, co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend