What's Up, Pup?: How Our Furry Friends Communicate and What They Are Saying

by Kersten Hamilton (Author) Lili Chin (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

This rollicking rhyming picture book by Kersten Hamilton, What's Up, Pup?, features lively illustrations from Lili Chin, and explores all the ways that dogs express themselves, perfect for pup lovers of all ages.

Dogs are communicating with us all the time--even without words, they can tell us that they want to play, get scritches, or say I love you! From sniffers and ears to muzzles and rears, from tail wags to tongue flicks and everything in between...what is your pup trying to say? Maybe, if you watch very closely . . . you'll see your pup talk!

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Kirkus Reviews

An upbeat reminder that canine conversations are rich with meaning.

Review quotes

"Dogs have much to tell us, and this book clarifies the basics of pupspeak effectively and humorously... The lively, colorful illustrations have child appeal and feature frisky pups of various colors, sizes, and breeds." — Kirkus Reviews
Kersten Hamilton

Kersten Hamilton is the author of numerous books for children, including the picture books Red Truck, Yellow Copter, and Blue Boat. She lives in New Mexico. Visit her website for more information.

Jaime Kim
is an artist and illustrator. Her debut illustrated picture book, Take Heart, My Child, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She lives in North Carolina. Visit her website for more information.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication date
November 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JNF003060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dogs
JNF003170 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Pets
JNF053050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Emotions & Feelings
Library of Congress categories
Animal communication

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