A Dog Day for Susan by Maureen FergusA Dog Day for Susan by Maureen Fergus

A Dog Day for Susan

byMaureen FergusIllustratorMonica Arnaldo

Hardcover | March 15, 2016

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Spencer and his family are expecting a visit from Great-Aunt Alice and her dog, Susan. All Spencer knows is that she’s dignified and graceful, with long, beautiful hair — the dog, that is. Spencer and his own pup, Barney, are excited to have another dog to play with and decide to give her a chance. But it soon becomes clear that Susan is no regular dog. She eats cake off a china plate, takes scheduled naps, and needs an umbrella held over her in the rain.

Spencer and Barney decide to teach Susan how to be a real dog. With Barney as a role model, they take her to the off-leash dog park to develop skills like barking at buses, cyclists and squirrels, eating garbage, resisting grooming, and refusing to come when she’s called. Susan returns from the park covered in burrs, having shed her dignity and grace enough to fully embrace her inner dog. Mixed-media illustrations support the humorous text in this story about embracing who you are.
Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her books include And What if I Won’t?, The Day my Mom Came to Kindergarten, and The Gypsy King. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Monica Arnaldo grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, where she spent her childhood imagining herself in to all sorts of trouble. Draw...
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Title:A Dog Day for SusanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.8 × 9.3 × 0.4 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771471441

ISBN - 13:9781771471442

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"Expressive illustrations, especially the dogs' faces, will delight readers... There's no such things as too many dog books--add this one to the pack. Recommended." - School Library Connection