Skinny Brown Dog (Paperback)

By Kimberly Willis Holt, Donald Saaf (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9781250095367, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 20, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/12/2007)
Paperback (6/22/2015)

List Price: 8.99*
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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 for a very good friend. Full of winning characters (and delicious treats!) from the award-winning Kimberly Willis Holt, this book celebrates a very special friendship.

About the Author

Twenty three years ago Kimberly Willis Holt stopped talking about wanting to be a writer and started to pursue her dream. Because of her family's Louisiana roots she considers herself a southerner, but her father's military career took her to places beyond the South, including Paris and Guam.

She's the author of more than fifteen books for a wide range of ages, many of which have won awards and honors. Her third novel, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She writes and gardens in Texas.

Donald Saaf, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, as well as a CD cover for children's singer Dan Zanes. He lives in Vermont with his family.