Puppy loves his new stick. He wants to play! Now he just needs someone to play with.
Puppy is thrilled when he discovers a stick just waiting to be tossed and chased. But Cow is more interested in grass, and Chicken is more interested in a worm. In fact, all of Puppy’s friends are busy doing something besides playing with a stick. Poor Puppy! Finally, another equally enthusiastic canine comes along, and the rousing game of fetch that ensues is enough to inspire the entire barnyard to give the stick a chance. In bold, graphic spreads, Andy Pritchett’s adorable animal cast enlivens a six-word story of friendship and play too sweet and simple to ignore.
It’s an elementally simple portrait of the moment when two kindred spirits discover each other. Pritchett’s polished graphics and bare-bones storytelling have a board-book feel, and will hold the interest of very young readers. —Publishers Weekly
Young children will understand Puppy’s excitement over a new toy and the joy of finding a friend who will play along. —School Library Journal
Brimming with enthusiasm, this playful story has a friendly, pleasant appeal. —Kirkus Reviews
Full of adorableness… Using just one word per page, Pritchett has crafted a basic but oh-so-endearing story of friendship. Younger readers will love the expanding cast of animal characters, while slightly older readers will appreciate that it’s a book they can read aloud. —Booklist