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Fred Stays With Me!

By Nancy Coffelt (Hardcover Book, 2007)
Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving her a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and childlike 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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $16.99 US/$21.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316882699

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback

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Told from the point of view of a young child whose parents are divorced, Fred Stays with Me follows a girl and her dog, Fred, from one parent's house to the other's, giving her a sense of continuity and stability. With a simple text and childlike 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.

Nancy Coffelt is the author/illustrator of the several picture books for Harcourt: The Dog Who Cried Woof; Good Night, Sigmund; Tom's Fish; and Dogs in Space. She began writing and painting children's books when she started a family of her own. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Tricia Tusa has written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Mrs. Spitzer's Garden; Maebelle's Suitcase; Camilla's New Hairdo; Bunnies in My Head, which features drawings by young patients at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; and our own Wing Nuts. She lives in New Mexico.
  • 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).

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Fred Stays With Me!
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $16.99 US/$21.50 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 8" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316882699
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2007
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