“One of my favourite books of all time… This adorable book is enhanced by wonderful drawings by Cecil Aldin.”
First published in 1902 A Dog Day went through numerous editions and reprints and has been continuously in demand ever since. The story of a day in the life of a lovable scamp, told by the dog himself, that has captivated generations and has the rare quality of appealing to young and old alike. Children love its appealing hero and his ability to commit naughty act after naughty act and emerge scot free, while adults love the wit and humour of both the writing and the illustrations.
Cecil Aldin was born in 1870 and began his working life as a magazine illustrator. He soon became famous for his sporting prints, posters, children’s books and pictures of old inns but he became world famous for his portrayals of dogs. It was said of him that he “captured the very soul of a dog”. His original artworks are now highly prized by collectors and there are regular exhibitions of his work. A Dog Day has been his most enduring work.
“A day in the life of a disgracefully naughty puppy… The drawings by Cecil Aldin are absolute heaven.”
‘Mail on Sunday’
“Quite the best dog story ever written.”
“Cecil Aldin’s most enduring creation… Perfect for anyone who loves dogs.”
‘Horse & Hound’