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Children's Fiction Dogs

Don't Trust Cats

Life Lessons from Chip the Dog

by (author) Dev Petty

illustrated by Mike Boldt

Random House Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Dogs, Humorous Stories, Cats
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price

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Chip the dog from Don't Eat Bees is back, with more "wisdom" to share, including some hard-won life lessons about cats. From the favorite picture book comic duo of Dev Petty and Mike Boldt.

Chip has been described as very smart and also a dog. And because he's a very good boy, he's going to share his tips on how to live your best life, namely: Don't trust cats. Not even the little, fluffy ones with big eyes. Nohow, no meow.

Trust the squirrel you always chase, trust grandpa (sure, he cheats at cards but he always has treats), and trust that skunk (he seems nice. What could possibly go wrong?). Do NOT trust cats, especially not Mittens.

In this fabulously funny pet story, dog AND cat lovers will enjoy seeing their own fur-friends in Chip's earnest yet ridiculous guide to life.

Also available: Don't Eat Bees (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog)

About the authors


Dev Petty a travaillé dans le domaine du cinéma comme artiste aux effets spéciaux. Elle a notamment collaboré à la trilogie Matrix et à des douzaines d’autres films. Elle vit à Albany, en Californie.


Dev Petty previously worked as a visual-effects artist in film, contributing to such movies as the Matrix Trilogy. She lives in Albany, California.

Mike Boldt is an author and illustrator living in the countryside of Alberta, Canada. He has been illustrating for children for the past 15 years. His most recent picture book with Scholastic Canada is the wildly fun picture book The Duck Says (Les cancans du canard).

Dev Petty's profile page

Mike Boldt has been my name
for quite a few years.

Some people call me an Author / Illustrator.
I’ve been called worse.

I still enjoy cartoons.

I like ice cream a lot.

I‘ve drawn since I was young.

I read (picture) books.

I like to write & draw them too.

I’m amazed and grateful every day this is my job.

Mike Boldt's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A fun and exuberant picture book that lots of young readers and their grown-ups will enjoy."—School Library Journal
"What a wag!"—Kirkus

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