R. W. ALLEY

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ENZO RACES IN THE RAIN !

by Garth Stein
with ZoŽ B. Alley and R.W. Alley

illustrated by R.W. Alley


Harper /​ HarperCollins Publishers, 2014

based on the NY Times best-selling novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein

ENZO RACES IN THE RAIN! is based on the early adventures of the canine narrator of Garth Stein's novel for adults, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (Harper 2009) and his young adult edition, RACING IN THE RAIN: My Life as a Dog (Harper, 2011).

For this picture book introduction to Enzo, I drew the pictures, as you might expect.† And, with Garth's direction, the charming author ZoŽ B. Alley and I collaborated with him to bring his Enzo to the picture book crowd.


Meet Enzo the puppy, one very special mutt. Enzo knows he's different from other dogs. He's sure of it. But people never understand him when he barks, and it drives him crazy!

Life on the farm is pretty quiet -- except when he races the cars that come down the barn road. Because Enzo is fast!

But when Enzo meets a little girl named ZoŽ and her father, Denny, everything changes. Enzo embarks on an action-packed adventure as he makes the long journey from the farm to the city, discovers just how big the world is, and finds the family that was truly meant to be his.

PORTFOLIO & BOOKS

updated November 1, 2014
New picture book following the adventures of a puppy named Enzo, based on the NY Times best-selling novel, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.
"Fine for reading aloud, this sympathetic picture book will leave many children wishing for their own version of Dadurday." - Booklist
"Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves You." - Kirkus Reviews
"As this sympathetic and celebratory book makes clear, endearingly childish fathers are good for more than just goofy fun." - New York Times Sunday Book Review
"Upbeat, independent, and creative, Lily makes a very likable heroine..." - Booklist Online
ďMarvelous for anyone with a wry sense of humor, There's A Princess in the Palace deserves a place in every library.Ē óSchool Library Journal, STARRED
"This is a giggly read-aloud as well as a snortingly funny read-alone. Hand it to the transitional or reluctant reader, and listen for the laughs." -Booklist, STARRED
Check out the classroom adventures of best friends Pearl and Wagner in this award-winning series of five titles.
"Outstanding fare for young armchair Sherlocks." - Booklist, STARRED
ďThe humor is right on target for beginning readers." - School Library Journal
This new educational reading series offers a picture book for each letter of the alphabet.
Best-selling self-help series for adults and children.