100 Scopes Notes
"A read aloud romp with a twist, this is a book you'll want to share."
7‐Imp (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)
"This is a winner of a picture book for your youngest of readers or especially for those needing a great story time title for wee audiences, whether in a school or public library or classroom."
A Fuse #8 Production
"Seemingly normal and utterly unexpected, this is one little title that neatly flips the readers’ expectations upside down while also luring in the kids. In short, a rarity."
A Patchwork of Books
"If you're looking for a great read aloud, this is definitely one to pick up next time you're at the bookstore or library. A lot of fun, with excellent rhyming and a bit of quirkiness drawn into the illustrations."
A Year of Reading
"I can imagine this book making Franki's Million Times list, or Bill's Picks From the Pit."
"His new book is adorable and FUN. Can't wait to give it for Christmas!"
Books 4 Learning
"Stephen Shaskan has created an instant classic with his debut picture book"
Curled Up With A Good Kid’s Book
"Digital illustrations add humor to this rhyming story and clarify the meaning of words that appear as opposites (top/below; fast/slow)."
"The illustrations within A Dog is a Dog are colourful and fun and I especially loved the reveal page with the animal zipping out of a costume. My 4 and 7 year old loved that page too."
Extended Shelf Life
"His ingenious text tells of the dog's qualities - until the dog costume is unzipped, revealing a cat underneath."
Great Kid Books
"Stephen Shaskan combines silly humor with eye-catching illustrations that pull readers right into the story."
Here in the Bonny Glen
"The cover of this delightful picture book grabbed my kids’ attention immediately with its bright orange and turquoise palette; the big grinning doggy face made them giggle. Those giggles never stopped:"
"Simple rhymed text and colorful, digitally rendered illustrations combine to present a serial assortment of animals in this playful offering by first-time author-illustrator Shaskan."
"To be perfectly honest I absolutely love this entire book; every single page."
Miss Mary Liberry
"The illustrations look whimsical and fun. Can’t wait to get my hands on this title by Stephen Shaskan!"
"A Dog is a Dog presents a preposterous case of a hidden identity with an upbeat rhyming pattern and with genuine surprises along the way."
"Shaskan’s debut looks simple, but it’s in fact a polished and controlled piece of work."
"This silly book is full of surprises, and making it very difficult for me to tell you about it without giving away those very surprises that make it such a goofy treat to read."
You Know, For Kids
"...Stephen Shaskan's new A Dog Is a Dog, a series of rhyming couplets illustrated in a pleasantly upbeat faux-retro style."