By Gwendal Le Bec, Yann Le Bec
Illustrated by Gwendal Le Bec, Yann Le Bec

This is the story of Raymond – an ordinary dog who, for a while, lives an extraordinary life.

What if dogs could walk and talk and go to work? Well, Raymond the dog has big ambitions beyond his ordinary, canine life in the big city. He wants to take himself for a walk and get his own dinner. And when he’s done all that? Well, he wants a job, just like his owners. But when Raymond begins a high-flying journalism career at Dogue magazine, he soon realizes it’s no walk in the park… With a stylish limited palette and incredible visual humour, children and adults alike will fall in love with Raymond and his laugh-out-loud antics in this absurdly original – yet highly relatable – world.

  • A debut to our list from brothers Yann and Gwendal Le Bec, who collaborate with Hoot Owl illustrator Jean Jullien on the blog, News of the Times. Gwendal's stylish cartoon work for The New Yorker and The New York Times makes the art instantly recognizable.
  • Dog lovers will adore this story that takes the question "What if dogs could talk and walk?" to a whole new level, and will love the underlying, uplifting theme of never underestimating the simple joys of family life.
  • A city chic book for hipsters, for the Instagram generation and for dog-lovers everywhere!

About the author

Gwendal Le Bec and Yann Le Bec are artistic brothers from Brittany, France, who have both pursued careers in illustration. Gwendal graduated from the Paris School of Fashion, Design and Creation in 2008, before going on to make books with French children’s publishing houses, Gallimard Jeunesse and Albin Michel Jeunesse. He has also worked on editorial and advertising projects, his clients including The New Yorker, The New York Times and Feuilleton. Yann is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, who has illustrated an edition of Clive James’ Unreliable Memoirs and has been commissioned by clients including Esquire and King's College London. The siblings joined forces on the picture book Danny, and, along with fellow French illustrator and good friend Jean Jullien, founded the blog, News of the Times. Yann and Gwendal now live in London. Find Gwendal online at and on Twitter as @gwendallebec, and Yann online at

ISBN: 9781406378320
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Dimensions: 207 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 19/06/18 at 01:14:00
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