Move Over Rover!

Move Over, Rover!

Illustrator: Jane Dyer

Poor Rover! He’s all alone in his doghouse, chewing on a bone. As clouds roll in, and the rain begins to pour…

Rover’s in the doghouse,

sleeping through the storm…

Cat is looking all around

to find a place that’s warm.


Raccoon, Squirrel, Blue Jay, and Snake want to be warm, too. One by one, they all squeeze into Rover’s doghouse and fall asleep, until…PEEUUWW! An uninvited guest quickly disperses the crowd. Who is it, and how did he get in? (You have to look very closely!)

Children are sure to enjoy calling out “Move over, Rover!” and searching for the animal characters camouflaged on various pages. (Preschool–2nd grade)


Starred Review“The bouncy rhymes and expressive paintings complement each other well, melding into a simple but satisfying story that will fit into story hours with themes of rain, dogs, or sharing.”

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The repetition of key phrases, the rhythmic text, and the cumulative structure of the narrative make this book an ideal read-aloud. Children will love the hilarious ending.”

—School Library Journal

Awards & Honors

2009 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

2007 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award

2007 American Library Association Notable Book Award

2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio (Platinum) Best Book Award

2007 Missouri Library Association Picture Book Award

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