Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail by James Horvath

9780062189677_021aaBuild, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail by James Horvath
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dogs
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 40 Hardcover 10 x 9.5″
Date Published: December 31st, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s

Our favorite doggy construction crew is back, and they’re building a shiny high-rise with a pet-house apartment on top!

Head foreman Duke and his crew of dogs are ready to pull down an old building and build up a new one!

With cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and cement mixers all on the job, these busy dogs are the perfect construction team. Yet with so much to do, will they finish the building on time?

James Horvath is back with another colorful “tail” about Duke and his team. Readers will love picking out the details of the chaotic construction site and following their favorite dog characters through every scene.

Read in October, 2013

Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail is awesome and this follow up with Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tail is just as grand. Very educational with tons of construction terminology as well as packed with fun rhymes and great rhythm. The illustrations provide a lot to look at and entertainment too. I’m sure plenty of fun is at hand with this picture book. I look forward to more Dogs books from James Horvath.I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details. 

James Horvath has worked as a designer and illustrator for more than fifteen years. In 2002 he established Jamestoons Studios so he could focus more on illustration and writing. He is also the author and illustrator of Dig, Dogs, Dig. When not scratching and scribbling at his drawing table, he plays with his two young sons and wife, bangs around on the banjo, surfs, and generally has a lot of fun. A lifelong devoted comic book fan, James lives with his family in Oceano, CA. You can visit him online at


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