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Macmillan Children's Book

Sterling, Best Dog Ever

Author: Aidan Cassie

Sterling, Best Dog Ever

Sterling, Best Dog Ever


About This Book

Sterling, a stray dog, tries to become a fork (or any other household utensil) in order to convince a family that they need him—only to realize that they love him just the way he is (a dog).
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Aidan Cassie's Sterling, Best Dog Ever, is a heartwarming and hilarious debut picture book for dog lovers about a dog in search of a forever family.

Sterling the dog has always wanted a home. But no home has ever wanted him. So when Sterling sees a sign on the side of the Butlery Cutlery Company advertising free "shipping to homes around the world," he is determined to become the most terrific fork ever! For what home doesn't need flatware?

Sterling is delivered on time and undamaged to the Gilbert family's front door. He is not, however, what they ordered. . . . But he may be exactly what they need. Here is a humorous, heart-tugging picture book about finding a family who wants you just as you are.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



In The News

"This darling account of family and acceptance will easily find a place in readers’ hearts." —Booklist

"This engaging tale of belonging, unconditional love, and acceptance will be a hit at storytimes and for one-on-one sharing." —School Library Journal

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Sterling, Best Dog Ever

Sterling, Best Dog Ever