Love That Puppy!

The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to be a Dog

Jeff Jarka; illustrations by Jeff Jarka

Henry Holt and Co.

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Peter is an ordinary boy . . . at first. Then one day he decides to become a dog. He loves to play fetch. He can bark like no one’s business. And just look at him chase that mailman!

But while Peter is good at being a dog, he is not always a good dog. What’s a puppy to do when his mother and father want their human son back? Luckily, Peter comes up with a solution that should make everyone happy.

Jeff Jarka’s debut is part picture book, part comic book, and completely charming.

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Praise for Love That Puppy!:

“Even the youngest listeners will have a howling good time.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Children will appreciate both the absurdity of Peter’s behavior and Jarka’s delivery. Every collection needs lighthearted fare with strong boy appeal, and Love That Puppy! fits the bill.”—School Library Journal

“Jarka channels the Cartoon Network aesthetic to the hilt with this debut story of a boy in touch with his inner canine…. The cartooning is good manic fun, and the exaggerated characters…feel grounded in reality. Jarka, unlike W.C. Fields, is clearly someone who loves working with both dogs and small children.”—Publishers Weekly


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Jeff Jarka; illustrations by Jeff Jarka

JEFF JARKA no longer dresses up like a puppy because he is now a full-grown man. He, his wife, Theresa, and their baby boy live in Chicago. This is his first book.

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Love That Puppy!
The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to be a Dog
Jeff Jarka; illustrations by Jeff Jarka

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805087413
ISBN10: 0805087419
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: K

$12.95
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