Grampa’s menagerie of pets are rubbed the wrong way when a needy little critter arrives in this lighthearted chapter book.
Grampa Bender wouldn’t be able to run the Bed and Biscuit animal boardinghouse without the help of Ernest the pig, Gabby the mynah bird, and Milly the cat. In fact, the three animals have always thought of themselves as Grampa’s family — and they assumed he felt the same way. But when Grampa comes home with a mysterious bundle and stops paying attention to his loyal companions, they start to question his affections. Engaging illustrations by Noah Z. Jones, capturing every endearing trait of this oddball family, complement Joan Carris’s humorous, heartwarming book for middle-grade readers.
Published by Candlewick Sep 08, 2009| 128 Pages| 5-1/8 x 7-5/8| 6-9 years| ISBN 9780763646219