Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805063219, 32pp.
Publication Date: January 2002
A little pug dog learns he's lovable just the way he is.
"Alfred and Rex talked for hours. Alfred said he liked sleeping in the sun, dog food, and scratching. Rex did too. Rex said he hated baths and going to the vet. Alfred did too."
Alfred the pug dog thinks he's unlovable. Other dogs make fun of his tiny legs and funny face. The cat and the parrot and even the goldfish tease him. Then a new dog, Rex, moves in next door. Because Alfred wants a friend so badly, he tells Rex a little fib about himself. But what will happen when Rex learns the truth? Will he find Alfred unlovable too?
Dan Yaccarino has created a charming story about a little pug who learns the true meaning of friendship.
Dan Yaccarino is the writer and illustrator of "Unlovable". He has illustrated many books for children, including "Bam, Bam, Bam" by Eve Merriam. Mr. Yaccarino is also the creator and producer of the very successful Nickelodeon series "Oswald". He lives with his family in New York City.