Monday, January 21, 2013

NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Anne Davis

Lexile     Not Rated          Pages     32          Ages 4-7
 AR Quiz No. 146495 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 1.9 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Feline friends, Bud and Gabby, have been best friends for a long time.  They have their favorite things they like to do and Bud likes things just the way they are.  The main thing Bud doesn't like is DOGS.  Then one day Cookie shows up at the house and Bud is not at all happy.  Cookie sleeps in his favorite chair, she sniffs everything and she has this big old sloppy pink tongue - YUK!  But Gabby likes Cookie and plays with her and shares her toys and treats with her.  For Bud, this is the final insult and he kicks Cookie out and posts a sign, "NO DOGS!"  Things are back to normal until Gabby sees a big storm cloud headed their way.  She is worried and Bud knows why.  Bud gathers up an umbrella and rain coats and takes Gabby out in the storm to look for Cookie.  They find her and bring her home and Bud helps Gabby make Cookie warm and comfy, showing that he's just a big pussy cat after all.

Children who have had the experience of a new baby or a new kid on the block will quickly recognize Bud's feelings when Cookie comes on the scene.  They will enjoy Davis' colorful illustrations showing Bud and Gabby doing things just like they do - coloring, reading, and eating cheese and crackers.  Bud's change of heart will show little ones that change can be a good thing and friendships can be shared.

Give yourself a treat and pick up a copy of No Dogs Allowed.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

No Dogs Allowed can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click here http://tinyurl.com/ar9nwr3 and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.





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