The Secret Life of Figgy Mustardo by Marsha Wilson Chall

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With a peculiar ending, shaky plot, and passive art, this book may appeal to hard-core dog lovers, but it will likely leave general readers befuddled.
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Figgy loves his family, especially George, but dogs can’t go everywhere little boys go, so Figgy stays home and waits. But waiting is hard! When he can’t wait any longer, Figgy falls asleep and in his dreams becomes . . . a rock star, a pizza chef, and a champion speed racer! Inspired by his dreamy adventures, Figgy dreams up some adventures of his own and gets the whole neighborhood rockin’ and rollin’, until one day the Mustardos bring home a surprise that could make waiting a whole lot easier, and his adventures double the fun.

In the spirit of Gene Zion’s Harry the Dirty Dog, Mark Teague’s Dear Mrs. LaRue, and Judy Schachner’s Skippyjon Jones, this clever, energetic story is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what their pets do when they’re not around. It’s also great for families who value the power of imagination to turn ordinary, boring days into exciting adventures!

 

About Marsha Wilson Chall

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Marsha Wilson Chall grew up an only child in Minnesota, where her father always told her the best stories. The author of many picture books, including Up North at the Cabin, One Pup’s Up, and Pick a Pup, Marsha loves the lessons she learns about herself when she writes: “I write little notes to myself in a special notebook about anything I think might be a part of a story someday.” Marsha teaches writing at Hamline University’s MFAC program in St. Paul, MN. She lives on a small farm west of Minneapolis with her husband, dog, and barn cats. Find Marsha online at www.marshachall.com.Alison Friend has loved drawing animals since she was a little girl. She lives with her husband and son in a small steep-roofed cottage in the Lake District in England. She is the author-illustrator of Freddy & Frito and the Clubhouse Rules and also the illustrator of five picture books and a chapter book series. Find her online at www.afriendillustration.com. Author Image 2
 
Published June 7, 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Apr 13 2016

With a peculiar ending, shaky plot, and passive art, this book may appeal to hard-core dog lovers, but it will likely leave general readers befuddled.

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