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Why Do I Have to Eat Off the Floor?

Chris Hornsey, Gwyn Perkins (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/1/2006)
Paperback (12/1/2006)


Why can't I sleep in your bed?
Why can't I drive the car?
Why can't we play all the time?

These seemingly innocent questions, the kind usually asked by a child to an adult, take on a wildly humorous twist when addressed to a child by her dog, Murphy! The minimalist text and succinct illustrations, brilliantly set off the grandiose ambitions of this adorable, little dog with BIG ideas. His owner patiently answers all of his "why" questions, until finally, she's forced to tell it like it is: that Murphy is a D-O-G (not a human).

Quirky, charming, and absolutely hilarious, this book appeals to children, adults, and all those dog owners with canines who just don't believe they're not people!

Praise For Why Do I Have to Eat Off the Floor?

“Parents and dog owners will have a chuckle and it may serve as a good primer forchildren just training a pup.” —Kirkus Reviews

Walker Childrens, 9780802796172, 24pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2007

About the Author

Chris Hornsey is a journalist and the owner of a very lovable and demanding dog named Murphy, who is not entirely convinced she is a member of the canine family. This is Chris's first book. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Gwyn Perkins has a background in animation and advertising. He lives in Sydney, Australia.