Once upon a time a dog was looking for a home. Not just any home -- the perfect home, to be exact. So he decides to travel the world, visiting different countries and seeing how other dogs live.On his travels Dog meets a Newfoundland in Newfoundland,an English bulldog in England, a poodlein Paris, and many other different kinds of dogs. And he learns about what they do and how they live. But sadly, none of these places are what Dog has in mind.Can Dog find the perfect home?YES, HE CAN!!Savvy readers may have already guessed where Dog's perfect home is located but everyone, young and old,can't help but smile at the happy ending to his journey.J. Patrick Lewis lives in Westerville, Ohio, and is the author of 60 booksfor children. He writes full-time, visits elementary schools, and speaks atliterature conferences. First Dog is his first book with his daughter, BethZappitello. Beth has a marketing company and lives in Portland, Oregon.Early in his career Tim Bowers worked for Hallmark Cards, helping tolaunch the Shoebox Greetings card line. He has illustrated more than 25children's books, garnering such awards as the Chicago Public Library's"Best of the Best" list. Tim lives in Granville, Ohio.