Letters from a Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow

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Poor Emma is a pup with a problem. Her human, George, constantly misunderstands her. No matter how hard she tries to please him, it's just "Bad! Bad! Bad!" all day long. Tired of feeling unappreciated, Emma finally writes to "Dear Queenie," who, like any good canine advice columnist, suggests that Emma get off the couch and make herself useful--perhaps even find a career. Before she knows it, Emma is a successful stage actor with a traveling theater company, and her troubles at home are far behind her. There's just one problem . . . she can't stop thinking about George!

The way Emma solves her dilemma and eventually works things out with George is sure to delight readers. Drawn in an accessible comic-book style, and inspired by Eileen Christelow's real-life dog, here is an absolutely hilarious take on unconditional love and the importance of finding one's true calling.

About Eileen Christelow

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Eileen Christelow has created numerous fun and funny picture books, including the Five Little Monkeys series, Author, and most recently, Letters from a Desperate Dog. She and her husband, Ahren, live in Vermont. For more information visit www.christelow.com.
Published October 16, 2006 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Emma is a dog who lives with George the painter and his cat, and though she tries her best to please him, things sometimes go wrong.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Letters from a Desperate Dog

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Stung by George's accusations that she is a bad dog, Emma emails the "Ask Queenie" column at the Weekly Bone , and Queenie writes back, using language usually applied to four-footed types: "Is George a high-strung breed?

Oct 30 2006 | Read Full Review of Letters from a Desperate Dog

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