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Stacy Nyikos, Tamara Anegon (Illustrator)


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When Waggers is adopted, he tries to be good; he really does! But it isn’t Waggers’s fault that his tail goes crazy when he gets excited. How much harm can a tail do, anyway? Well, his new family is about to find out. In the kitchen, the cookies smell so good that Waggers’s tail makes the dough hit the ceiling. And when Waggers helps the kids defeat a monster in the living room, there may be a sofa casualty. After his tail accidentally scratches the paint off the car in the garage, Mom and Dad aren’t so sure their home is the right fit for such an excitable pup. Could this be the last straw, or can Waggers and his family find a way to stay together?

Author Stacy Nyikos spins a humorous tale of a well-meaning, but clumsy dog. With hilariously unexpected scenarios, this heartwarming story will keep you giggling and wondering what Waggers—and his tail—will do next. Adorable illustrations from Tamara Anegon bring the silly scenes to vibrant life and make Waggers a joy, especially for pet lovers.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Sky Pony, 9781629146294, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2014

About the Author

Stacy Nyikos is an Oklahoma-based writer and children’s book author. Her children’s titles include Rope ’Em!, Dragon Wishes, Dizzy, and Squirt. Nyikos’s picture book, Shelby, won the Arizona Authors Literary Contest and was a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year. She lives in Bixby, Oklahoma.

Tamara Anegon is an illustrator specializing in vivid characters chock-full of personality and life. While pursuing a master’s degree in art, creation, and research, Anegon specialized in children’s and picture book illustration. She lives in Madrid, Spain.