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Fred Stays With Me!

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Fred Stays With Me!

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$16.99 US | $21.50 CAN
Available June 1, 2007

Hardcover Paperback
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 3-6
  • Grade Level: P-1
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 8" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316882699



  About The Book

Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows the child and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving the child a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and kidlike language, the story expresses and addresses a child's concerns, highlights the friendship between child and pet, presents a common ground for the parents, and resolves conflict in a positive way. Tricia Tusa's charming and whimsical artwork adds a light, happy feel to this poignant but not overly sentimental story.




  Praise

Nancy Coffelt:
What's Cooking:
"Young listeners will have fun counting the "knocks" on the door and locating the black cat in each spread, and all will eagerly chime in on the final birthday "Surprise!"*This title succeeds as a counting book, as an introduction to cooking, and as an entertaining read-aloud."
- School Library Journal

"This deceptively simple story works on several levels: as a birthday celebration, a counting book, a cooking primer, and an affirmation of the value of cooperation."
- Booklist

Tricia Tusa:
Wing Nuts:
"Tusa's ink-and-watercolor illustrations agreeably ratchet up the silliness."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Tusa's whimsical illustrations match the wacky, offbeat humor of the poems, creating a book that is sure to evoke giggles from listeners."
- BookPage

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden:
"Whether outlining the happy clutter of classroom and garden or the flowers themselves, Tusa's artwork is infectiously merry."
- Publishers Weekly

—School Library Journal



  Author

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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