Skinny Brown Dog (Hardcover)
Henry Holt & Company, 9780805075878, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2007
A charming story about an unlikely friendship by National Book Award winning author Kimberly Willis Holt
Benny the baker leads a simple life. He makes delicious cakes, cookies and muffins, and keeps his customers well fed and happy. When a skinny brown dog shows up on Benny's doorstep, nothing Benny says can convince him to go away. While Benny insists that the dog isn't his, customers soon grow as fond of the skinny brown dog as they are of Benny's yummy treats. The children even name him Brownie the perfect name for a baker's dog.
Benny starts to wonder what it might be like to have a dog of his own. But it's not until Brownie comes to his rescue that Benny realizes a dog can make a very good friend. Full of winning characters (and delicious treats ), this book celebrates a very special friendship.
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Praise For Skinny Brown Dog…
"A tasty treat for reading aloud that should get a rave reception."
--Kirkus Reviews "A well-crafted picture book that children will appreciate."
--School Library Journal "Irresistible canine charms, and Saaf's pictures, in equal parts clever and sweet (but never saccharine), ... will deservedly earn children's appreciation here."