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Widget

Lyn Rossiter McFarland; Pictures by Jim McFarland

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A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home

When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees six cats, six bowls of food, and six warm beds. There's clearly only one thing to do. Confronted by the cats' intense scrutiny, Widget meows, purrs, plays with a toy mouse, and uses the litter box. Having eventually convinced his new family of his felinity, Widget is soon living so happily he sometimes forgets his true nature. But when Mrs. Diggs takes a fall and doesn't get up, it's up to Widget to save the day with a particularly canine solution.

A very simple text and droll pictures make Widget a book to read again and again.

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Praise for Widget

"Widget is a stray dog--homeless, cold, wet, and hungry. He finds his way to a warm, cozy home but has to exercise all his ingenuity to convince the six female felines in residence to accept him. With a light and humorous touch, text and illustrations charm readers as Widget charms the cats by pretending to be one of them." --Starred, School Library Journal
 
"A fresh, unpretentious approach that speaks directly tochildren. With its short text, appealing art, and good oldfashioned story, this picture book will be a crowd pleaser in story times and a favorite of cat lovers and dog lovers alike." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lyn Rossiter McFarland; Pictures by Jim McFarland

  • Lyn Rossiter McFarland and Jim McFarland have collaborated on several children's books, including Widget & the Puppy and Mouse Went Out to Get a Snack. They live in Livingston, New York.
  • Lyn Rossiter McFarland
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Widget

Lyn Rossiter McFarland; Pictures by Jim McFarland

Booklist Editors' Choice, Booklinks Lasting Connection, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, Alabama Children's Choice Book Award
  • Trade Paperback

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