Fred Stays With Me! (Paperback)

By Nancy Coffelt, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316077910, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (1/4/2011)
Hardcover, Chinese (8/1/2018)
Hardcover (6/1/2007)
Hardcover, Korean (6/15/2009)

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Description

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Sometimes I live with my mom. Sometimes I live with my dad. But Fred stays with me.



Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving her a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and childlike language, the story expresses and addresses a child's concerns, highlights the friendship between child and pet, presents a common ground for the parents, and resolves conflict in a positive way. Tricia Tusa's charming and whimsical artwork adds a light, happy feel to this poignant--but not overly sentimental--story.



About the Author

Nancy Coffelt is the award-winning author/illustrator of a number of picture books for young readers, including Dogs in Space, Pug in a Truck, and most recently, Big, Bigger, Biggest! She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Her website is www.nancycoffelt.com.

Tricia Tusa has written and illustrated several critically-acclaimed picture books, including Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku; The Magic Hat; and Mrs. Spitzer's Garden. She lives in New Mexico.


Praise For Fred Stays With Me!

A 2008 ALA Notable Children's Book


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*"...Coffelt offers a fresh, villain-free look at a split family-and at a girl who finds strength, love and reassuring consistency in the dear pooch who is all her own....A gem."—Kirkus, starred review


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...a nice choice for pet-loving families, divorced or not, to share ."—Parent's Choice