About the Author

Andrea Beck

Celebrated for her work as author/illustrator of the popular book series and TV show, Elliot Moose, Beck was delighted to launch Pierre le Poof!. Andrea is known for creating earnest characters that inhabit a world of warmth and friendship, appealing to children and parents alike. Her irrepressible Pierre was inspired by the glimpse of an overly coiffed poodle at a dog show. Beck melded that mutt with the characteristics of her beagle Toby -- the family darling and master escape artist—and Pierre Le Poof was born.
Beck draws upon her childhood memories to create stories that speak deeply to children. Her first characters were rooted in her years as a toymaker and in a childhood in which toys seemed truly alive.
Beck studied at OCAD, York University and the University of Toronto and began her career as a toy designer. Her award-winning designs were featured in Canadian media and sold from coast to coast. Later, reading to her children, Beck was inspired by picturebooks and she began to write.
Beck lives in Unionville, ON, with her two sons, her beagle Tillie and about 30 goldfish in the backyard pond

 

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Elliot's Fire Truck

Elliot's Fire Truck

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Pierre in the Air!
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On their third day in Paris, Miss Murphy said, "I'm sorry to leave you again, Pierre. Today is my only chance to visit the Louvre Museum. The poodle show is tonight, and tomorrow we leave."
    Enough! thought Pierre.
    The moment the door closed, he slipped under the balcony railing, slid down a café awning and leapt to the street below.
    With or without Miss Murphy, he was going to climb the Eiffel Tower.

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Pierre le Poof

Pierre le Poof

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Pierre Le Poof
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Pierre was in training for the poodle championship. Every day after breakfast he ran on the treadmill. On Tuesdays he went to the School for Show Pups, and on Thursdays he went to Poochelli's Pet Parlor for a shampoo.

While he was being puffed and fluffed, Pierre imagined running with the wind in his long tangled fur. He chased squirrels, dug holes and rolled in any stinky thing he pleased.

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Pierre's Friends

Pierre's Friends

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On their third day in Paris, Miss Murphy said, "I'm sorry to leave you again, Pierre. Today is my only chance to visit the Louvre Museum. The poodle show is tonight, and tomorrow we leave."

Enough, thought Pierre.

The moment the door closed, he slipped under the balcony railing, slid down a cafe awning and leapt to the street below.

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Buttercup's Lovely Day

Buttercup's Lovely Day

by Carolyn Beck
illustrated by Andrea Beck
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I love this day,
the grass at my knees,
the buzz of the bees,
the fluzz of the flies,
switching my tail
and making pies.

It is so, so fine
to be bovine
to be a cow
right here
right now.

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Elliot Bakes a Cake

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Elliot Digs for Treasure

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Elliot Gets Stuck

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Elliot's Bath

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Elliot's Emergency

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Elliot's Noisy Night

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Elliot's Shipwreck

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Pierre Le Poof!

Pierre Le Poof!

illustrated by Andrea Beck
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Pierre was in training for the poodle championship. Every day after breakfast he ran on the treadmill. On Tuesdays he went to the School for Show Pups, and on Thursdays he went to Poochelli's Pet Parlor for a shampoo.

While he was being puffed and fluffed, Pierre imagined running with the wind in his long tangled fur. He chased squirrels, dug holes and rolled in any stinky thing he pleased.

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Waiting Dog, The

by Carolyn Beck
illustrated by Andrea Beck
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