Praise for Jazz Dog
A clever and compelling story celebrating friendship and togetherness… Voigt uses her original narrative voice to convey resonant messages through a delightful, thoughtful story that sings out to young readers the importance of following your dreams and standing up for what you know is right. Using beautifully layered and atmospheric artwork in a palette of distinctively muted shades, Voigt plays out her timely and ultimately uplifting story with a warm heart and a wise head. A musical extravaganza for a divided world.
With its charming illustrations, ‘Jazz Dog’ is perfect for enjoying, sharing and discussing.
North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards
Marie Voigt’s uplifting rendition gets right to the heart of individuality and is a reminder that every one of us is entitled to follow our own path, and to find the inner courage and confidence to stand up for what we know is right, for ourselves and also for others. A must for families, and for classroom sharing and discussion.
Red Reading Hub
A wonderful joyous book that captures what it truly means to be yourself and to live life playing your own tune. We all need to be brave and be confident and happy in our own skin. In fact we all need to #BeMoreJazzDog
Simon Smith, Primary School Principal, Children’s Book Reviewer and Education Influencer
A delightful story about the importance of living in harmony with others and accepting them whatever their colour, creed, likes or dislikes.
Madge Eekal Reviews
What a beautiful book!! Written and illustrated brilliantly, and the message it delivers is heartwarming. I love Marie’s books. I was first introduced to her work in “Red and the City” and I immediately realized that I’ll be seeing more of her intelligently written and magically illustrated books and that they’ll be loved by everyone who’ll read them. This book, her third so far, confirms this. I loved that she chose cats and dogs! What a smart choice. I loved how she allowed all characters to join in at the end. I loved the illustrations and colors. This book is smart, sweet and inspiring. Marie is not just an author and illustrator of children’s books, Marie is a true inspiration.
Naseeba Alozaibi, Picture Book Reviewer
In a divided world of cats and dogs – where dogs only play dog music and cats only play cat music – one little dog chooses to follow the music in his heart, and that means jamming with the cats!
A thoughtful and entertaining story about togetherness and inclusion.
Published by Oxford University Press on 5 Sep 2019
270x230mm | 32 pages
HB 978-0-19-276688-5 | RRP £11.99
PB ISBN To Follow | RRP £6.99