From #1 New York Times bestselling A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo illustrator E. G. Keller comes a hilarious “first Christmas” picture book story told from a dog’s perspective.
In this laugh-out-loud funny and charming holiday tale, lovable “patrol dog” Murray is put on high alert by all of the sudden changes around the holidays—from the tree in the living room to the laundry mistakenly hung by the fireplace, threats lurk everywhere! And worst of all? Some random guy in a red suit keeps showing up everywhere—and Murray is not impressed. Can he learn to embrace the festivities, or will Murray’s misguided attempts to protect his family ruin Christmas?
“This is a perfect Christmas read-aloud; children will want to take this book—and Murray—home.” —School Library Journal (Starred Review)
**STARRED REVIEW**School Library Journal
"This is a perfect Christmas read-aloud; children will want to take this book—and Murray—home."
"Funny details in the digital illustrations will keep readers in stitches. . .A delightful Christmas tale that shows a dog’s perspective on the holiday and all its trappings."Kirkus Reviews
"With understated comic storytelling and elegant, watercolorlike digital drawings, Keller’s holiday fable has the lighthearted wit of vintage New Yorker covers."Publishers Weekly
"A mix of full-page and panel art full of action, personality, and humor keeps the pace brisk."The Horn Book