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Dick King-Smith was awarded the Guardian Fiction Award for "The Sheep-pig", was named 1991 Children's Author of the Year in the British Book Awards, and won the 1995 Children's Book Award for "Harriet's Hare". His other titles include "Dick King-Smith's Animal Friends", "All Pigs Are Beautiful" and "I Love Guinea Pigs". Anita Jeram is the illustrator of "Guess How Much I Love You" as well as "My Hen is Dancing" and her own stories "It Was Jake!", "The Most Obedient Dog in the World", "Daisy Dare", "Contrary Mary" "Birthday Happy, Contrary Mary" and "Bunny, My Honey".


PW called this "winsome" tribute to the author's puppies, past and present "a low-key gem." Ages 4-8. (May)

PreS-Gr 3‘Although Puppy Love will increase young readers' understanding of some puppy behaviors, it does not pretend to be a training manual or a pet-care guide. It is simply a warm reminiscence of puppies the author has known. From Humphrey, a Great Dane who already seemed huge at 10 weeks old, to Dodo, a plucky little dachshund, King-Smith tells his animal stories in an intimate, conversational tone. Although the narrative presents important basics such as vaccination, housebreaking, and necessary supplies, it can also be enjoyed as a story. Jeram's illustrations reflect her own love of puppies. The animals frolic on the end pages, ready to wiggle out of the art and onto readers' laps. A helpful note on the title page explains that, although the stories span 50 years of dog ownership, the artist has depicted the family at the same age throughout the book. The illustrations subtly suggest that pet care is a family project, a way to enjoy one another as well as the animal. For readers in search of more detailed training tips, Judy Peterson-Fleming and Bill Fleming's Puppy Training and Critters, Too! (Tambourine, 1996) compares basic steps in training to the methods used by professional zoo keepers.‘Lisa S. Murphy, formerly at Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA

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