The Pocket Dogs by Margaret Wild

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Mr. Pockets carries his two small dogs, Biff and Buff, everywhere in the big pockets of his very bog coat. But when Biff pokes his foot through a hole in the coat, the hole grows bigger and bigger, and soon he finds that he¹s lost! Heartwarming and full of humor, The Pocket Dogs is a sweet, reassuring story that is perfect for sharing with the very young.
 

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Margaret Wild was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1972. She has been a journalist on newspapers and magazines, and worked as a book editor in children's publishing for sixteen years. She eventually quit to write fulltime. Wild has written more than 40 books for children. Some titles include The House of Narcissus, Jenny Angel, Tom Goes to Kindergarten, Nighty Night!, The Pocket Dogs and The Very Best of Friends. Her books are published around the world and have won numerous awards, including the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Shortlisted in 2001 for Jenny Angel; the New South Wales State Literary Award - Young Reader Shortlisted in 2000 for Jenny Angel; the CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book Winner in 2000 for Jenny Angel; the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book listed in 2000 for Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa; the Australian Publishers Association - Design Shortlisted in 1999 for Jenny Angel; the Family Award for Children's Books - Picture Book shortlisted in 1999 for Jenny Angel; the Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Shortlisted in 1999 for Miss Lily's Fabulous Pink Feather Boa; and the CBC Book of the Year - Picture Book Shortlisted in 1985 for There's a Sea in My Bedroom. Stephen Michael King has illustrated more than fifty titles and has both written and illustrated several others, including "Mutt Dog" and "Leaf". He lives with his family in Australia.You can visit him online at www.stephenmichaelking.com.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The coat, appropriately, has two very big pockets into which Mr. Pockets tucks his little dogs Biff and Buff.

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