Baxter the Tweeting Dog
By Doreen Marts
(Blue Apple Books, Paperback, 9781609052003, 40pp.)
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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The Twooferverse proves invaluable when Baxter's doggy pal goes missing. All the neighborhood pups provide Twitter-ish clues they find while going about their daily routines to help locate the missing mutt.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Marts went on to sojourns at MTV animation, Marvel Comics, and Russ Berie. The idea for this story came when Ms. Marts and her husband signed up a Twitter account for their beloved puggle, Baxter, and found that they tweeted more on his behalf than on their own! Baxter and several of her relative's dogs make appearances in this story. Most of Ms. Marts's tweets are about food and her dog. The author lives in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
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