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  • Published: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849419611
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

Some Swell Pup Or Are You Sure You Want A Dog?


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From the creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE comes a tale about two kids learning to look after a puppy

When a puppy is abandoned on their doorstep, a boy and girl learn to survive the rigors of "parenthood" with the help of a cloaked canine stranger. Love, patience and understanding are the solutions in Sendak's cautionary comic book tale.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849419611
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. In his lifetime, he illustrated over 80 books, and received many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. He passed away in May 2012.

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