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Pierre's Friends

by Andrea Beck

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dogs, humorous stories, friendship
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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Audiobook eBook
published: Oct 2010
ISBN:9781554690305
Description

Pierre, a pampered pooch, misses his friends, Sparky and Lou. But how will he ever find them? They live in a park on the other side of town. Pierre has a plan, and one afternoon while Miss Murphy naps, he slips out of their apartment and sets off to bring his friends home. Along the way, Pierre meets Old Wheezer and remembers Miss Murphy's words, Dogs and people belong together. In the end, Pierre helps find a loving home for everyone.

About the Author

Andrea Beck

Beck lives in Unionville, ON, with her two sons, her beagle Tillie and about 30 goldfish in the backyard pond
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Irresistible Pierre Le Poof pounces through the pages with single-minded purpose to populate his life with fellow friends Sparky and Lou...This is a very sweet tale of the lost and the found, whoever and wherever they might be. Happy dog illustrations abound."

— Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

"A sweet story...[with] a gentle ending that encourages helping others...The dog lovers in my class loved this book."

— BookLinx

"The author has created a safe, child-friendly world…The cartoon illustrations, done with watercolor, pen, and pastels, reflect the gentle, upbeat nature of the tale."

— School Library Journal

"The economical storytelling and calm illustrations of city dogs with adult owners are satisfying."

— The Horn Book Guide

"The brown, bouffant-ed Pierre is appealing, and his desire to rescue friends in need is undeniably praiseworthy."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A gentle story of a tender hearted pup who, in seeking to assuage his own loneliness, discovers others' greater needs and takes steps to resolve them…Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Children will enjoy Beck's soft-hued, warm illustrations of the energetic Pierre and his pals...This story could tie in with a study of the basic needs of animals and people: food, shelter, love. It could be related to being socially responsible and thinking about others in the community."

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Pierre’s Friends (Pierre Le Poof)

Pierre, a pampered poodle, is lonely, so he sets out to find his friends and bring them home. Along the way he meets Old Wheezer and remembers Miss Murphy’s words, “Dogs and people belong together.” Pierre decides that not only do Sparky and Lou need a loving home, but so does Old Wheezer, and Pierre has just the right person in mind. Book Two in the series.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Fall, 2012.

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