Bark Park

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Welcome to Bark Park, where dogs of every shape, size, and personality romp and roam.
Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 9781561457731
  • Publication date: 02/01/2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-3/8" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 2-6


Welcome to Bark Park, where dogs of every shape, size, and personality romp and roam.

Young readers can cavort with these colorfully collaged canines before collapsing into sleep along with their doggie pals, worn out after a day of fun. Energetic rhymes are punctuated with cheerful illustrations in this bouncy, fast-paced frolic full doggone fun!

With rhyming text and colorful, simply detailed illustrations, author-illustrator Karen Gray Ruelle offers a delightful, affectionate look at our canine companions and why we love them.


Karen Gray Ruelle


Karen Gray Ruelle has written and illustrated a number of books, including Bark Park, Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered From the Nazis in Le Chambon (which she co-authored with Deborah Durland DeSaix), The Tree, and the Harry and Emily series. She has also worked as an editor, a reviewer, and a librarian. She lives in New York.


“The jaunty rhyming text and bright watercolor collages showcase dogs of all shapes and sizes…this canine tour de force should amuse and amaze dog fans for its delightful diversity.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“An exuberant offering that will be a hit with many young dog lovers.” ―Booklist

“This fun-to-read tory is an ode to pups of all types, breeds, sizes, colors, personalities, etc…. Great for storytime or anytime that calls for a book brimming with dogs.” ―School Library Journal


South Carolina Picture Book Award (Nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians, 2010-2011

More Details

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre RF
Themes: Dogs, Urban Living
BISAC 1: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play

Books By Karen Gray Ruelle