"This is first-rate child’s fare. . . . Sure to make both listeners and readers feel warm and happy when they put it down." — Booklist (starred review)
There are lots of dogs of all shapes and sizes at the animal shelter. But Kate and her mom and dad know they want Dave the moment they see him. He’s small and cute and a perfect fit for the end of Kate’s bed. But then they see Rosy, who is old and gray and broad as a table. How can they take home just one dog when there are so many wonderful animals who need a home? Bob Graham creates an original, endearing family in a touching story that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
About the Author
Bob Graham is the author of such well-loved children's books as QUEENIE, ONE OF THE FAMILY; ROSE MEETS MR. WINTERGARTEN; BENNY: AN ADVENTURE STORY; and MAX. "LET'S GET A PUP!" SAID KATE grew our of his own experiences. "Our family once went to a dog shelter, looking for a small pup, and we came away with not one dog but two," he says. "Since we are now sadly dogless, we are tempted to repeat the process."
Both dogs and people have personality plus, and the story itself is an emotional grabber with a conclusion sure to evoke sighs of satisfaction. —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This is first-rate child's fare, with enough joy to bring smiles to kids' faces and a few touching moments to tug at their heartstrings....This is a book sure to make both listeners and readers feel warm and happy when they put it down. —Booklist (starred review)
Graham paints quirky people and perky pups in watercolor with pen and ink in an oversized format, and his story is filled with evocative language and the emotions that four-footed friends can elicit. —Kirkus Reviews
This endearing book successfully compels those previously pledged to pedigree puppies to try an alternative route. —School Library Journal