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Circle Dogs
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Author Kevin Henkes
Illustrator Dan Yaccarino
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's books
Picture books
Publisher Greenwillow Books
Publication date
Pages 32
ISBN 9780064437578

Circle Dogs is a children's picture book written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. It was published in 1998 by Greenwillow Books. The story is about a day in the life of two dachshunds (the titular "circle dogs", so called because of the shape they make when sleeping) and the family they live with.

The book was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award "Highly Commended Title" in 1999, being praised for its description of life with playful dogs as seen by a young child, "illustrations [that] are at once sophisticated and childlike", and overall "old-fashioned feel", comparing it to the writing of Margaret Wise Brown. The book also received a positive review in The New York Times, with James McMullan calling it "an evocative piece of writing that would be a joy to read aloud to a child." He also praised the illustrations, but felt that they were not necessarily a good match for the story.

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