Pug & Doug (Hardcover)

By Steve Breen, Steve Breen (Illustrator)

Dial Books for Young Readers, 9780803735217, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2013

List Price: 16.99*
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Step aside, Bert and Ernie, the new odd couple is here

Pug and Doug are best friends. They both love doughnuts, bird watching, and polka music.They are also very different. Doug has a big imagination. Pug not so much. When a misunderstanding between the friends hurts Doug's feelings, Pug must find a way to set things right.

This charming and hilarious odd-couple friendship story is perfect for best buddies who usually, but don t always, see eye-to-eye.

About the Author

Steve Breen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist whose comic strip "Grand Avenue" appears weekly in over 150 newspapers nationwide. He graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a degree in political science, and now works on the staff of the "San Diego Union-Tribune." He lives with his wife and five children in San Diego County.

Praise For Pug & Doug

Praise for Pug and Doug:
"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship.  Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures." -Kirkus Reviews
  “Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Breen uses a soft color palette; occasional panel sequences and visual gags; and affable, childlike characters to create a quirky, canine-populated world that will appeal to a wide audience, especially boys.” –Booklist

"The straightforward story is imbued with humor, and the story lends itself well to reading aloud to a group. Educators looking for books on relationships and communication will find a lot to like in this pleasant addition." -School Library Journal

"A heart-warming tale….Anyone interested in a great story of friendship will add this title to their reading list.…A special read-aloud selection that offers opportunities for discussion." -Library Media Connection (Starred)
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