By Joan Holub; Tim Bowers (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375855764, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009


Reading with help

It's picture day at the dog park. But before the first photo can be taken, an exuberant pack of pups needs a bit of grooming. So they’re off to Shampoodle, the local pet salon, where the eager dogs simply cannot sit still. And when some curious cats stop by, things go from messy to mayhem. Shampoodle is perfect for animal lovers and children who are just starting to read on their own, taking their cues from lively art and bubbly, rhymed text.

About the Author
Joan Holub is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, "Zero the Hero", "Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers and Swirly Stars", and "Shampoodle". She lives in North Carolina. Visit her at

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular "Frindle". More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include "About Average", "Troublemaker", "Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money", and" "more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series." "He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at