Musical for Grades PreK-3
Jan-March 2020

Louise Yates’ New York Times bestseller comes to life in ArtsPower’s dynamic musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Dog decides that the best way to sell books is to act out all kinds of fun stories for his customers – everything from dancing dinosaurs to funny fairy tales. His customers can’t help but get into the act, too! How could Dog’s bookstore not be a huge success? ArtsPower’s delightful musical celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others.

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2019-2020 Season
Type: Musical
Grades: Pre-K - 3
Performance: 55 minutes
Curriculum connections: Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based
Credit: Based on the book, “Dog Loves Books.” Written and illustrated by Louise Yates. Copyright © 2010. Published by Alfred A. Knopf and Company, New York, NY. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

“DOG LOVES BOOKS” is a clever show. I really enjoyed it and so did our audience. The singing was brilliant!

Shannon Dozoryst, Director of Education and Outreach Young Auditorium, Whitewater, WI

“DOG LOVES BOOKS” is a very charming show. Well put together, and very nicely directed, choreographed, and performed! Thanks for recommending it and for having such a good artistic team.

Jefferson Westwood, Director, Rockefeller Arts Center, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

We enjoyed “DOG LOVES BOOKS” – got lots of positive comments, hugs, and one child said he will read more books because of this show! Your actors and stage manager were wonderful and very pleasant to work with!

Barbara Slavin, Director, School Day Productions, Dover, DE

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that we LOVED “DOG LOVES BOOKS!” It was such a charming show and we got such wonderful responses from the audience. I’m sure we will bring it back sometime in the future.

Jade Parente, Programs Coordinator, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford, CT