Aldo Peanut Butter by Johanna Hurwitz

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Aldo and his two sisters believe they can hold down the fort during their parent's two-week vacation, but they had not counted on the antics of Aldo's two new pets, Peanut and Butter. Reprint. K.

About Johanna Hurwitz

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Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science. She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles. Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award. Diane deGroat is an author and illustrator, who grew up in New Jersey. She received a BFA in commercial art from the Pratt Institute in 1969. She designed the first basic reading series for Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, before becoming a free-lancer in 1972. She has worked on advertising, editorial, and design projects, but her main focus has been children's book illustration. Not only does she write and illustrate her own books, but she has also worked with such well-known authors as Eve Bunting, Lois Lowry, and Dr. Ruth. Her picture book Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink was an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and State Children's Book Award winner in Arkansas and North Carolina. She currently lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she works at home.
Published April 1, 1992 by Puffin. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When their parents have to leave them alone for two weeks, Aide and his sisters, Karen and Elaine, muddle through a series of gently humorous episodes: Aide (vegetarian, incipient veterinarian, and very much his own person) is training two puppies with varying degrees of success and considerable ...

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The uninhibited hero of three previous books encounters--and causes--more lunacy when his parents leave Aldo and his sisters alone for two weeks.

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