Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout! (Hardcover)

By Jill Abramson, Jane O'Connor, Deborah Melmon (Illustrator)

Viking Children's Books, 9780670014415, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

List Price: 15.99*
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Scout, the lovable puppy of Puppy Diaries fame, stars in her own picture book

Poor Scout. She wants so much to make friends with the other dogs at the dog park. She tries all her best puppy tricks--splashing, playing keepaway--but the older dogs ignore her. At the end of the day, she still has only one friend: her favorite toy, Baby. But Scout is determined to win over the other dogs, and she will, even if she does it in her own special, goofy way.

Sisters Jill Abramson and Jane O'Connor have collaborated on this warm and funny picture book based on Jill's popular New York Times blog and book, Puppy Diaries, and told in Scout's charmingly clueless voice.

About the Author

Jane O'Connor is the author of many popular children's books, including the bestselling Fancy Nancy titles.

Jill Abramson is the executive editor of "The New York Times" and the author of several books. Both sisters live in New York City.

Deborah Melmon has created art for cookbooks and greeting cards as well as children's books. She lives in Menlo Park, California.

Praise For Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout!

Praise for Buddy by M.H. Herlong:

"[Scout's]...joyful demeanor speaks volumes about the benefits of learning to make and keep friends." --School Library Journal

"Young storytime listeners will enjoy this book." --Library Media Connection