What is perfection compared to the love of a cherished pet?
Mr. Lavender Blue is the perfect dog, and training him for the show ring is the perfect opportunity for twelve-year-old Erin Morris to show that she's responsible enough to have a dog of her own.
If only Erin herself could be as flawless as Blue. Awkward and selfconscious, she sees herself as anything but perfect. Convinced that she needs to be reinvented, Erin enlists the help of her summer pal to give her a makeover in time for the show ring. But Erin is about to learn that there is something far more important than looking perfect. Just when everything is going as it should, an accident forces her to re-examine her values. What is perfection compared to the love of a cherished pet?
Perfect Blue is a revised and updated edition of the title published originally by Stoddart. Called A Taste of Perfection, it was chosen for the New York City Library's Books for the Teen Age list.
Laura Langston is a former journalist and CBC broadcaster, who turned to writing children's books thirteen years ago. She has published nine titles to date. A Taste of Perfection, which also features the dog-training character, Erin, was chosen for the New York City Library's Books for the Teen Age list. Brought up in Vancouver, Laura lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Check out her website at: www.lauralangston.com/
"Beautiful Blue, the black lab, is sure to win the heart of every young reader, and her unfailing devotion to Erin is deeply touching.
-- CM Magazine