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Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler
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Jan 05, 2021 | ISBN 9780823448432

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★ “The letter format allows for a variation of fonts and postscript or ‘FTS (forgot to say)’ commentary, while the text’s humor and colorful cartoon art animate even minor characters. . . . A tale begging for the treat of a sequel.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“an engaging romp and an introduction to epistolary fiction.”—Booklist
“Beneath the humorous cat vs. dog banter, readers learn more about Andy’s life and family through the creatures’ doting observations. Full-color cartoony art on every page provides additional setting and characterization, while a “Doggy Dictionary” in the back addresses Baxter’s many spelling errors.”—The Horn Book
“Butler (the King & Kayla series) paces her epistolary story smartly and sweeps it free of distractions . . . It’s a message of acceptance that readers of this generous, easy-to-read story will warm to.”—Publishers Weekly

“This inaugural title in a series about a mismatched pair of pets is a terrific introduction to early chapter books, packed with funny correspondence and enormously appealing illustrations.” Shelf Awareness

“Inventively for the early-chapter-book format, the story is told in letters written back and forth . . . Cat lovers will appreciate Simon’s prickliness while dog aficionados will likely enjoy Baxter’s obtuse enthusiasm, and all readers will learn about the time and patience it takes to overcome conflict and jealousy with someone you dislike.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Prepare to be delighted by this story. It is, as a certain Beast would say, ‘cool drool.'”Kara LaReau, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor author of The Infamous Ratsos series

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