Wendy Orr; illustrations by Patricia Castelao
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
From the moment she’s born, the adorable beagle puppy named Bella has a lot of energy. She runs, she chases, she somersaults, she chews, and she sniffs . . . and sniffs and sniffs and sniffs. Her new owners love her, but they soon realize that Bella is bored while they’re out of the house all day, and that their small apartment might not be the best home for an energetic puppy.
Luckily, Mona at the Rainbow Street Shelter can help! She keeps an eye out for the perfect place for Bella, and soon she finds her not just a home but a job—the best job in the world for a dog who loves to sniff.
Praise for Lost! A Dog Called Bear:
“The story will thus appeal to fans of pet fiction as well as those who love happy endings to sad stories.” —BCCB
“The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Orr has a way with words and dialogue that brings this story to life. . . . A promising start for the Rainbow Street Shelter series.” —Booklist
Praise for Mokie & Bik:
“A wonderful stupendously blunderful read aloud: full of delicious word play that will delight listeners, with art reminiscent of Edward Ardizzone.” —Ellen Fader, Youth Services Coordinator, Multnomah County Library and ALSC Immediate Past President
“This set of splishy-splashy episodes will itself draw waggles from easy-reader graduates and read-aloud audiences in general.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Orr’s colorful use of language brings energy to the story. The many crosshatch drawings are often graceful and always appealing. A lively, unusual choice for young readers.” —School Library Journal