"Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate by Bob Graham

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New from the creator or MAX—a PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book—a funny, warm story for every child who's wished for a puppy.

There are lots of dogs of all shapes and sizes at the animal shelter. But Karen and her mom and dad know they want Dave the moment they see him. He's small and cute and a perfect fit for the end of Kate's bed. But then they see Rosy, who is old and gray and broad as a table... How can Kate and Mom and Dad take home just ONE dog when there are so MANY wonderful animals who need a home? Bob Graham creates an original endearing family in a touching story that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
 

About Bob Graham

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Author and illustrator, Bob Graham was born in 1942 in Sydney, Australia. He attended Julian Ashton Art School where he studied drawing and painting. His first picture book Pete and Roland was published in 1981. He has written and illustrated over 25 books including "Crusher Is Coming," "Jethro Byrd," "Rose Meets Mr. Wintergarten" and "The Adventures of Charlotte and Henry." His works have earned him numerous awards and recognition. He has won the Children's Book Council of Australia award four times, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Human Rights Award, the Smarties Book Prize and the UNICEF Bologna Illustrator of the Year award.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Graham also uses thick, sausage-shaped motion lines to indicate the puppy jumping or Rosy wagging her tail, and several of those motion lines behind a dog’s rear will be gleefully (if incorrectly) pointed out by preschoolers as something other than motion lines.

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Following the death of her cat, Kate grows lonesome for a new pet, and her family heads to the animal Rescue Center in what PW called a "tail-wagging treat of a picture book."

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Dog lover Graham (Max) adds another tail-wagging treat of a picture book to an oeuvre that includes the canine-inspired titles Benny and Queenie, One of the Family.

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