There’s a new dog in the junkyard, and boy, is he ever grouchy! He seems the perfect friend for surly, grumbling Rat. But the two animals are only interested in shouting at each other. "Don’t you come near me!" barks Dog, and Rat mutters back, "Fine with me. Don’t need friends, don’t need ‘em at all!" But as this crusty duo soon discovers, everybody needs a friend. Especially during a bitter winter in a junkyard where warmth is hard to find—and a foot-long salami sandwich is a near-miracle.
Endearing and sassy, this uplifting story of the importance of companionship will put a smile on even the grumpiest of faces.
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"[A] slyly funny and deeply touching story."— Publishers Weekly, Starred
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About Carolyn Crimi
Carolyn Crimi was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and now lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband Alfonso, and their two cats, Oscar and Mama. Carolyn received her B.A. from Lake Forest College. The author of several… More about Carolyn Crimi
Published by Dragonfly Books Jun 12, 2001| 32 Pages| 8-3/8 x 10-7/8| 3-7 years| ISBN 9780440415329