The Five-Dog Night by Eileen Christelow

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When Old Betty tries to advise Ezra on how to survive the cold winter nights, Ezra rebuffs her concerns because he has his own private source of warmth.
 

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 January 1, 1993 by Scholastic Inc.. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 A story with a premise that's bound to amuse: Old Betty, Ezra's neighbor, is forever pestering him, when she calls to bring cookies and make him tea, about his need for extra blankets. ``Not me,'' he insists, refusing to elaborate beyond remarking, next day that ``It was only a two-dog night.''...

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PW praised the crisp pacing and well-pitched dialogue in this witty story about two crusty New England neighbors. Ages 5-9. (Sept.)

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In Christelow's witty story, which was inspired by a news report, the one-dog weather gradually intensifies and the number of dogs atop Ezra's bed increases--along with Betty's concern for her stubborn neighbor.

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