Notso Hotso (Hardcover)

By Anne Fine, Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374355500, 96pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2006



Why do bad things happen to good dogs?

It's a dog's life for Anthony. Not only is he lacking the respect
he deserves from the neighborhood dogs and cats, but an
skin condition has him frantic and frazzled. And just when
Anthony thinks things can't get worse, he finds himself on
vet's table. What she has in mind for him involves an electric
hair trimmer and is likely to cut away any shred of street
credibility he has left.

Accented with antic illustrations, this wickedly funny fable
about embarrassment will have young readers flinching and
laughing out loud at the same time.

About the Author

Anne Fine, the former Children's Laureate of Britain, lives

in County Durham, England. Tony Ross is the author and

illustrator of over fifty children's books. He lives in Cheshire,


Praise For Notso Hotso

"Great for both reading aloud and reading alone." --Booklist

"It is Anthony's stream-of-consciousness narration that makes this tale stand out." --Kirkus Reviews

"This easy chapter book is ideal for reluctant readers. A sound supplemental purchase." --School Library Journal