Square Fish, 9780805075328, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2004
Alfred and Rex talked for hours. Alfred said he liked sleeping in the sun, dog food, and scratching. Rex did too. Rex said he hated baths and going to the vet. Alfred did too.
A little pug dog learns he's lovable just the way he is.
Alfred the pug dog thinks he's unlovable. Other dogs make fun of his tiny legs and funny face. The cat and the parrot and even the goldfish tease him. Then a new dog, Rex, moves in next door. Because Alfred wants a friend so badly, he tells Rex a little fib about himself. But what will happen when Rex learns the truth? Will he find Alfred unlovable too?
Dan Yaccarino has created a charming story about a little pug who learns the true meaning of friendship.
About the Author
Dan Yaccarino is the writer and illustrator of Unlovable. He has illustrated many books for children, including Bam, Bam, Bam by Eve Merriam. Mr. Yaccarino is also the creator and producer of the very successful Nickelodeon series Oswald. He lives with his family in New York City.
Praise For Unlovable…
“A well-done, convincing story of friendship and self-esteem.” —School Library Journal
“Delightfully spare pictures.” —Booklist