Kid’s Book Review: Dogs in Disguise

Kid’s Book Review: Dogs in Disguise

About the Book and Author

Rhyming text, bright and bold illustrations and a fun story about dogs who love to dress-up in disguises – we have no doubt toddlers will love this story by Peter Bently and John Bond. Theo, our young reviewer certainly does.

Publishers Harper Collins describe this picture book as, ‘a joyful peek into the crazy antics of all sorts of dogs in disguise! Dressing up in clothing they find at home, these adventurous pooches blend into the crowd at all the places dogs aren’t allowed, like the store, the cinema and the swimming pool! But, not all of their disguises go quite to plan, with hilarious results . . .’

Dogs in Disguise
Peter Bentley author

Peter Bently is the award-winning author of many children’s books. These include The Great Dog Bottom Swap (shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) and Cats Ahoy! (winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize) and The King’s Birthday Suit.

John Bond is an illustrator, author and artist who studied illustration at Kingston University, London.
With a background in animation and digital media, he spent 7 years working at an award winning creative agency – designing and directing a multitude of projects for broadcast, digital, and interactive content.Bond’s work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and he has spoken at industry events such as Pictoplasma, Glug and Pecha Kucha. His debut picture book, ‘Mini Rabbit Not Lost’ – also published by Harper Collins – was nominated for best picture book in the 2019 Waterstones Book Prize. You can read our kid’s review of Mini Rabbit Come Home here.

Book Review

Charlene, the shih-tzu doing jujitsu was funny

Theo’s opinion – I love dogs and I loved seeing all the dogs in this book. Charlene, the shih-tzu doing jujitsu was funny and so were the dogs swimming in the pool. My dad reads this book to me and it is one of my favourites.

Mum’s thoughts – What a fun book! It was amusing to see so many dogs of all shapes and sizes in really funny disguises from dogs in hats and high heels to a pair of schnauzers in pink trousers.

There was great rhyming throughout the book and such colourful and brilliant illustrations to captivate young readers. We really love reading this book with Theo – thank you.


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Theo
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: bananas, Teletubbies and ducks
  • Dislikes: water and rice
  • Favourite Book: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • Favourite Film: The Boss Baby
  • Favourite Song: Five Little Ducks