Friday, April 11, 2008

Widget and Widget and the Puppy by Lyn McFarland, illustrated by Jim McFarlan

In Widget's first story, he's a small, lonely dog with no home. When Widget finds a home, it's not the human he has to convince to let him stay - it's the Girls. Six formidable pussies, who are NOT enthusiastic about letting a dog into their home. But wait! He's not really a dog...or is he?
In Widget's second story, the Girls look on disapprovingly as Widget "watches" a puppy. But in the end, Widget, and the Girls, discover how much fun the puppy can be!
These simple doggy stories have exquisitely humorous illustrations that won't pass over children's heads. Widget's expressions are priceless and each story has a surprising ending!

Verdict: These are great storytime staples for dog and cat themed storytimes and fun for casual reading at any time.

ISBN: 978-1439551684; Published 2001 by Farrar Straus Giroux (later editions still in print); Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library (not by me - I wasn't here then!); Added to my personal wishlist

Widget and the puppy
ISBN: 978-0374384296; Published August 2004 by Farrar Strauss & Giroux (out of print); Borrowed from the library; Added to my personal wishlist

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