Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“With humor and charm, this book wonderfully illustrates the importance — and joy! — of finding just the right home for an animal in need. A helpful guide in the back on how to help animals in need has great advice for youngsters who may finish this book inspired to do good.”
— Brittany Baker, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA
It doesn't get any cuter! This sequel to the New York Times bestseller Can I Be Your Dog? (which appeared on the TODAY show) has Arfy the dog trying to find a forever home for an abandoned kitten!
Lucky dog Arfy has a home. When he discovers a homeless kitten, Arfy hopes Scamper can come live with him, but--achoo!--his person is allergic to cats! So, Arfy writes persuasive letters to prospective owners about what a great pet Scamper would make. But somehow these matches aren't made in heaven. If Scamper can't live with any of them, where will he go? He needs a quiet home where he could make people as happy as they'll make him, full of laps, pats and purrs, and yarn balls....Arfy thinks he knows just the place!!
Another winning, heart-tugging story that's perfect for cat lovers, dog lovers, and pet adoption advocates. Troy Cummings writes a great read aloud, and the book showcases many styles of letters, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication. Helpful tips in the backmatter inform children how they can help the plight of homeless animals.
Praise for Can I Be Your Dog?: "It's an instant classic in our household." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas
About the Author
TROY CUMMINGS is the creator of The New York Times bestseller, Can I Be Your Dog? He has written and illustrated a bunch of picture books, including The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!), Little Red Gliding Hood (written by Tara Lazar), and the heavily illustrated chapter book series, The Notebook of Doom. In addition to books, Troy's illustrations have appeared on:
Animated backdrops for an opera
A package of fish sticks
iPad pop-up books
A poster warning people about germs
A poster warning people about a film festival
A cookbook for dogs
A thing for the humane society
A card game about hiking
Newspapers, magazines and greeting cards
He lives in Greencastle, Indiana with his wife and kids. Check out more of Troy's work at www.troycummings.net.
"Children will get a kick out of articulate Arfy’s thoughtfulness in securing a place for Scamper and be satisfied with the kitten’s forever home.” —Booklist
"A heartwarming epistolary tale of helpfulness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sure to keep adults laughing along with the kiddos, and viewers will breathe a sigh of relief when Scamper at last finds his place at the local nursing home. A final note from Arfy and Scamper encourages viewers to support homeless animals.” —Bulletin