Can I Be Your Dog? (Hardcover)
Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780399554520, 40pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
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Library Binding (3/13/2018)
A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters--deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home--from the dog, himself!
This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart--and home--to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.
Troy Cummings's hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication.
"It's an instant classic in our household." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas
About the Author
* Animated backdrops for an opera
* A package of fish sticks
* Jigsaw puzzles
* iPad pop-up books
* A poster warning people about germs
* A poster warning people about a film festival
* A cookbook for dogs
* A thing for the humane society
* A card game about hiking
* Newspapers, magazines and greeting cards
He lives in Greencastle, Indiana with his wife and kids. Dig up more of Troy's work at www.troycummings.net.
Praise For Can I Be Your Dog?…
"Sure to win the hearts of dog-lovers, this big, colorful picture book is fun for reading aloud." —Booklist
"A large format and bold, exuberant illustrations are well-matched with Arfy's enthusiastic personality and can-do attitude. The letter format makes this a fine choice for early-elementary students learning to compose letters. Persuasive writing by a persistently pleasing pooch." —Kirkus Reviews
"No bones about it; this humorous picture book will be a hit with storytime audiences and emergent readers." —Mindy Hiatt, Salt Lake County Library Services, School Library Journal
"It's an instant classic in our household." —#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas