No Room For A Pup! by Elizabeth SunebyNo Room For A Pup! by Elizabeth Suneby

No Room For A Pup!

byElizabeth Suneby, LAUREL MOLKIllustratorLAUREL MOLK

Picture Books | October 1, 2019

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Mia wants a dog more than anything. But according to her mom, there is just NO ROOM in their very small apartment. Then one day, when she and her grandma are visiting a friend who is giving away puppies, Mia falls in love with a small spotted pup who crawls into her lap. She knows she just has to convince her mom to let her keep him! With help from Grandma --- and some of her pet-owning friends --- can Mia show her mom how much room there really is in their apartment?

In this charming picture book from Elizabeth Suneby and Laurel Molk, an I-want-a-dog story meets the Yiddish folk tale about how things could always be worse --- to comic effect! With a narrative and illustrations that are action-packed, this is a terrific read-aloud. The timely messages about the importance of gratitude for what one has, the need for generosity and the inclusion of others --- ?there's always room for one more? --- resonate. This book makes a wonderful social studies resource for discussions about families and communities, with an intergenerational storyline full of endearing characters --- Mia, her mother and her grandmother live in the same apartment building, along with a diverse cast of neighbors. It also works for character education lessons on kindness, perseverance and initiative.
Elizabeth Suneby's award-winning books for young readers include Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea and Razia's Ray of Hope. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.Laurel Molk has illustrated many books, a few of which she also wrote. Her latest books include Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise; There Might Be Lobsters...
Title:No Room For A Pup!Format:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.4 × 9.4 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.4 × 9.4 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 2019Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1525300296

ISBN - 13:9781525300295

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 3 out of 5 by from How many pets are too many? Mia wants a pup but mom thinks there is no room in their small apartment. In an attempt to prove mom wrong, Mia and Grandma make a plan. They invite guests over with all their pets. After the chaos of too many animals, when they all go home the apartment feels big. However one little pup remains. Mom gives in and says yes to Spot. A funny story with a laugh out loud ending.
Date published: 2019-09-06