Poor Louie! Life is perfect for this pup until Mom’s belly starts getting bigger. . . . A funny and touching tale for big siblings from the illustrator of the Bink and Gollie series.
Louie’s life is great! A walk on the leash every morning, ice cream on Sundays, snuggling in bed at night with Mom and Dad. Even the playdates with Mom’s friends — despite their little crawling creatures who pull Louie’s ears — aren’t all that bad. But then things get weird: cold food on the floor, no room in the bed, and lots of new stuff coming into the house in pairs — two small beds, two little sweaters, two seats in the stroller. Does that bode double trouble ahead, or could there be a happier surprise in store for Louie? With perfect visual pacing, Tony Fucile takes a familiar story and gives it a comic spin.
Fucile provides a creative and comic look at the arrival of a new sibling. His expressive cartoon artwork is funny and endearing and the perfect complement to the spare text. A great read-aloud for any apprehensive older sibling and a fun storytime selection. Children will enjoy chiming in with the “Poor Louie” refrain. —School Library Journal (starred review)
Fucile’s background as a feature film animator is evident in the comedic pacing and polished, understated composition of scenic constructions. Droll humor, an unusual design, and an appealing main character add up to a funny addition to the canon of canines adjusting to new babies. —Kirkus Reviews
This story of a displaced “sibling” centers on a tiny dog named Louie, the indulged pet of a young urban couple…readers of any age can appreciate its frank yet funny treatment of the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy. —Publishers Weekly