Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch

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An old dog finds adventure when he discovers that his favorite couch has a motor and can be driven.

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Each day Mr. and Mrs. Bobson leave Amos, their old dog, on the couch while they run errands. These trips mystify Amos; just once he'd like to know where his masters go. He gets his chance when he accidently hits a certain spot on the couch and it roars to life like a small upholstered car. Forward, reversethis couch can moveand so, of course, can Amos. He regularly trails the Bobsons, always returning home before they do. Comic scenes ensue until the day that Amos gets stuck in rush hour traffic and the Bobsons beat him home. The secret is out, with happy results, for Amos can accompany the Bobsons in the car all the timeexcept when they go with him on the couch. The pace of this is pell-mell and the tongue-in-cheek tone will tickle even the most skeptical child. Three-color illustrations convey much of the humor: Amos's satisfaction on the day of his discovery is apparent in every smug bone of his tired old body. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K Amos, an old Irish setter who lives in a quiet home, spends many hours relaxing on an old couch while his owners are out. One day, while swatting a fly, he discovers that by touching one of the pillows on his couch he can ``drive'' it. Following his owners leads him on shopping trips and through rush hour trafficexciting adventures for an old dogand finally wins him an invitation to ride with them in the car. (Isn't this every dog's fantasy?) Amos' adventures are presented in large New Yorker -style cartoon pencil illustrations. Large red Amos and his tan couch and the owners' green sedan are easily spotted on each page. The format is appealing to the eye; the tongue-in-cheek story will provide entertainment for very young dog owners and a good bedtime story for the family canine, as well. Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, Ohio
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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