Don't Eat Bees: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog (Library Binding)

Don't Eat Bees: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog By Dev Petty, Mike Boldt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dev Petty, Mike Boldt (Illustrator)
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The comic duo behind I Don't Want to Be a Frog brings you Chip the dog, a hilarious pup who's got some "wisdom" to share.

Are you a dog in need of advice? Fear not: Chip the dog is ON IT in this super-silly guide to living your best canine life. Chip is seven; he knows things. Like what to eat (important papers, the fancy bird the humans cooked for the fancy dinner, Grandpa’s teeth), and what not to eat (bees). He won’t get those mixed up, will he?
Pet lovers will see their own goofy fur-friends in Chip's earnest yet ridiculous antics, and readers who love funny animal stories will find their next favorite book buddy with Chip the dog, who's patiently waiting to eat your homework and slobber on your clothes.

★ Nominee: Oklahoma Redbud Read Aloud Book Award, 2023
★ Nominee: Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominee, 2023

About the Author

DEV PETTY is the author of many books for kids, including I Don't Want to Be a FrogDon't Eat Bees, Claymates, Moth & Butterfly: Ta-Da!, and How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, daughters, dogs, cats, and a snake named Boots. Visit Dev online at and on Twitter at @devpetty.

MIKE BOLDT is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Just Try One Bite by Adam Mansbach and Camila Alves McConaughey. His numerous picture books include I Don't Want to Be a Frog, Don't Eat Bees, Bad Dog, and Find Fergus. When he's not drawing, he's building snow forts and Lego spaceships with his three kids at his home in rural Alberta, Canada, or sharing laughs and his ice cream with his wife. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBoldt and on Instagram at @thatmikeboldt, and learn more about Mike at

Praise For…

"A chewy treat for dog lovers."—Kirkus

"This absolutely ensures a lively storytime."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"Romping read-aloud. . . . Funny and involving."—Booklist

"Boldt’s signature sculptural dimensionality and flair for goofy expressions give readers much to savor."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593433133
ISBN-10: 0593433130
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog