Letters from a Desperate Dog

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Letters from a Desperate Dog

By Eileen Christelow

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618510030, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006


Poor Emma is a pup with a problem. Her human, George, constantly misunderstands her. No matter how hard she tries to please him, it's just "Bad! Bad! Bad!" all day long. Tired of feeling unappreciated, Emma finally writes to "Dear Queenie," who, like any good canine advice columnist, suggests that Emma get off the couch and make herself useful--perhaps even find a career. Before she knows it, Emma is a successful stage actor with a traveling theater company, and her troubles at home are far behind her. There's just one problem . . . she can't stop thinking about George!

The way Emma solves her dilemma and eventually works things out with George is sure to delight readers. Drawn in an accessible comic-book style, and inspired by Eileen Christelow's real-life dog, here is an absolutely hilarious take on unconditional love and the importance of finding one's true calling.

About the Author
Eileen Christelowhas written and illustrated numerous best-selling picture books includingten popular stories about the Five Little Monkeys, Letters from a Desperate Dog, and Vote! She lives with her husband in Dummerston, Vermont, and you can learn more about her life and work on her website, www.christelow.comand on www.fivelittlemonkeys.com

Praise For Letters from a Desperate Dog

"A delightful romp." Booklist, ALA

"Readers will cheer for this well-intentioned heroine and applaud her eventual success." Kirkus Reviews