Murphy is a simple dog with simple pleasures. He’s happy just to lie on the porch and watch the people go by, especially if they have treats for him to eat! All those treats add up, though, and even Murphy has to admit that maybe he’s not such a fine example of his breed after all. But what’s a dog to do? Cheryl says he has to diet, and that’s just the beginning.
One day a delivery van arrives with a strange machine. Murphy puts up quite a fight, but Cheryl is determined to get him trim and fit. Soon, the neighbors can’t stop talking about Murphy’s new activity. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks! Readers will delight in the familiar battle of wills between pet and owner, hilariously portrayed through Harriet Ziefert’s witty text and Emily Bolam’s warm, expressive illustrations.
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Published September 1, 2001
by HMH Books for Young Readers.
Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting.