Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Skinny Brown Dog

Skinny Brown Dog

Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrations by Donald Saaf

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Benny the baker leads a simple life. He makes delicious cakes, cookies, and muffins, and keeps his customers well fed and happy. When a skinny brown dog shows up on Benny's doorstep, nothing Benny says can convince him to go away. While Benny insists that the dog isn't his, customers soon grow as fond of the skinny brown dog as they are of Benny's yummy treats. The children even name him Brownie—the perfect name for a baker's dog.

Benny starts to wonder what it might be like to have a dog of his own. But it's not until Brownie comes to his rescue that Benny realizes a dog can make for a very good friend. Full of winning characters (and delicious treats!) from the award-winning Kimberly Willis Holt, this book celebrates a very special friendship.


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About the author

Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrations by Donald Saaf

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of many award-winning novels including Dear Hank Williams, The Water Seeker, My Louisiana Sky, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, winner of a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She is also the author of the bestselling Piper Reed series of chapter books and several picture books. She now lives in Texas with her family.

Donald Saaf has illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, including Skinny Brown Dog, Pushkin Minds the Bundle, and The Easter Bunny that Overslept. He is also the creator of The ABC Animal Orchestra. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he lives in Vermont with his family.

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