Andy's brother just knows life would be better if baby Andy were a dog. There'd be no more squeaky cribs, no more stinky diapers and--best of all--no more toppled towers of blocks. Life would be peaceful. But would it be too peaceful? Find out in this lively, light-hearted look at how one boy deals with a pesky baby brother.
"From the overall inventiveness of the artist's vision to the humorous details added to each page, readers will be caught up in the fantasy." --School Library Journal
* A Picture Puffin
* Full-color illustrations
* 32 pages
* Ages 4-8
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Carol Diggory-Shields is the author of many works for children including the poetry booksLunch Money, Almost Late to School, andAfter the Bell Rings. She currently works as a childrens librarian and previously worked with children as a recreational therapist. She lives in northern California.
PreSchool-Grade 2. A young narrator conjures up various scenarios of what it would be like if his baby brother were a dog. Among other things, Andy could guard the house, play Frisbee, and stay in a little house "way, way out in the backyard." While the ideas are clever, the narrative is a bit understated and belabored. What saves this title are the sparkling illustrations that add life to the text?seeing a baby peeing side-legged into the flowers is a lot funnier than hearing, "Just think, Andy, if you were a dog, no more stinky diapers." From the overall inventiveness of the artist's vision to the humorous details added to each page, readers will be caught up in the fantasy. Using pen-and-ink and watercolor, the artist draws scenes with a light touch that adds to a feeling of free-spirited abandonment of the rules of proper behavior. While the boy may at the end be willing to keep his brother and treat him as such, it's hard to believe his active imagination will be contained for too long. This book could well spark some creative pretending in classrooms and among individual listeners.?Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Book Description Puffin, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140561919
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140561919 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1895219