A Vacation for Pooch by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

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Meet Violet. She's going on vacation to sunny Florida. She packed her bag very carefully.



Meet Pooch. He's going on vacation to Grandpa's snowy farm. Violet packed his bag very carefully, too.


After they both leave, disaster strikes! When their bags get mixed up, Violet thinks Pooch's vacation will be miserable. But Pooch the dog is having a grand old time, so all is very well!


 

About Maryann Cocca-Leffler

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Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author-illustrator of many books for children including the Mr. Tanen series and the Princess Kim books. Ms. Cocca-Leffler is currently working on the first fully-staged production of an award-winning stage play based on the Princess Kim books. She lives in Amherst, New Hampshire. Her website is www.maryanncoccaleffler.com.
 
Published February 19, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Violet’s crisis is well-placed, and what follows is her rapid, emotional recap of her activities contrasted with what she imagines Pooch must have suffered, bored and lonely, concluding with, “While I was having FUN, Pooch was MISERABLE!” Mom suggests a phone call to Grandpa.

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Then, during the trip, Violet is horrified to discover that her special bag (with her dog, crayons, and books) has been swapped with Pooch's bag (containing his leash, food, ball, and stuffed "Fluffy Cat").

Feb 18 2013 | Read Full Review of A Vacation for Pooch

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Vacation can be bittersweet if you’re leaving a friend behind, and so it is for young Violet, whose beloved dog Pooch is staying with Violet’s grandparents while she and her parents go to Florida.

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