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Fred Stays With Me!

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Fred Stays With Me!

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Tricia Tusa

$7.00 US | $8.50 CAN
Available Jan. 4, 2011

Hardcover Paperback
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Grade Level: P-3
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 8" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316077910

  About The Book

Recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and praised with three starred reviews, Fred Stays with Me! is now available in paperback! Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me! follows a young girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving the child a sense of continuity and stability.

With simple, accessible text for the youngest picture book readers, the story highlights the friendship between the little girl and her pet, which presents a common ground for her parents. Tricia Tusa's charming artwork adds a light, happy feel to this poignant but not overly sentimental story.


Praise for Fred Stays With Me!
* Boston Globe Horn Book Award (2007)
* An ALA Notable Children's Book (2008)
* An SLJ Best Book (2007)
* A Kirkus Best Children's Book (2007)

* "A fresh, villain-free look at a split family-and at a girl who finds strength, love and reassuring consistency in [her] dear pooch. A gem." - Kirkus (starred review)

* "A charming book that meshes text and illustrations seamlessly." - SLJ (starred review)

* "Divorce gets a kid-empowering treatment in this congenial story." - Horn Book (starred review)

- "Kids will enjoy the simple, first-person narrative and the playful art." - Booklist

Praise for Nancy Coffelt:

Big, Bigger, Biggest
- "Ingenious... a solid addition to storytime." - Kirkus

What's Cooking?
- "Coffelt's simple rhymes have a pleasing rhythm that invites repeated readings." - SLJ

Praise for Tricia Tusa:

Wingnuts: Screwy Haiku
- "[Tusa's] artwork is a marvelous vehicle to increase children's visual literacy." - SLJ

Magic Hat
- "Tusa's fittingly silly, bustling ink-and-watercolor illustrations whip [the text] into high-octane action." - PW

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden
- "[the] artwork is almost infectiously merry." - PW

—School Library Journal


Coffelt, Nancy (1010581)

Nancy Coffelt is the award-winning author/illustrator of a number of picture books for young readers, including Dogs in Space, Pug in a Truck, and most recently, Big, Bigger, Biggest! She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Her website is www.nancycoffelt.com.

Tricia Tusa has written and illustrated several critically-acclaimed picture books, including Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku; The Magic Hat; and Mrs. Spitzer's Garden. She lives in New Mexico.

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