Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374361495, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2001
Mike and his pup are great friends. Every day Mike takes Pugdog for a walk in the park; every night he treats Pugdog to a belly scratch before bed. But Mike doesn't know very much about dogs. Not only is Pugdog not a pug -- Pugdog is not even a he, as Mike had thought all along, but a she! Oh my! Mike feels obliged to give Pugdog a crash course on how to look and act the way a girl dog should. The only problem is, Mike doesn't know much about this subject either.
Andrea U'Ren's debut picture book is a funny romp featuring an adorable canine who ends up teaching her owner a few tricks.
"The clean-lined, humorous illustrations create an endearing character in Pugdog, slobber and all. Pugdog's desire to be seen and accepted will resonate with children, and young pet owners will recognize and sincere bond between Mike and his dog." -Booklist