Hiding Hoover by Elise Broach

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Their daddy always says "NO PETS!" But when these two kids find an irresistible dragon named Hoover right in their own backyard, they just have to have him—and HIDE him, because their dad will be home soon! Should they, can they, stuff him in a closet, try a disguise, or, hmmm . . . help him blend in with other things in the house? Every pet-loving kid will find plenty to giggle over as two determined siblings take an imaginative approach to the house "no pets" rule—and make a gigantic new friend.

About Elise Broach

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Elise Broach is the author of the acclaimed novel Shakespeare's Secret, as well as several picture books. Her newest book is entitled, Masterpiece. She lives in Easton, Connecticut, with her family. Laura Huliska Beith is a freelance illustrator living in Kansas City with her husband, Jeff, and three dogs Roxy, Chloe, and Jake. Several books she illustrated have been included in the Society of Illustrators Original Art show, including "Bad Ideas" which also received a Marion Vannet Ridgeway honor for its debut in Children's Publishing. Some of her most recent projects, The Worst Best Friend and The Recess Queen both written by Alexis O'Neill (Scholastic). Shown Below, The Goodnight Train by June Sobel (Harcourt).
Published July 7, 2005 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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As it happens, they needn’t have bothered, for even though the new green “coat stand” eats his hat, the flaming “lamp” produces melting heat and the “reading chair” dumps its occupants, “Daddy never noticed a thing!” Though she does add plenty of amusing detail to her canted, topsy-turvy cartoon ...

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So that readers can simply enjoy the children's resourceful disguises for Hoover as a coat rack (they hang jackets, scarves and earmuffs on various horns and limbs), a stepladder (his scales comprise the steps) and ""fancy new lamp with a flickery flame"" (Hoover hovers on the ceiling breathing f...

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