Fred can sleep anywhere. He has beds all over the house! When his favorite human, Zelda, throws a birthday party, Fred has other things on his mind. How many places can he curl up and fall asleep in, on, and around? Inside a crinkly shopping bag, on a slightly soggy bath towel, and maybe even around piles of old newspapers. But when Fred gets in trouble with Zelda, he must find a way to get back on her good side―and save her birthday party.
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Barbara Samuels is the author-illustrator of The Trucker and the popular Dolores books. She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, and their two cats.From Booklist:
There are two charmingly intertwined stories here: that of a little girl’s birthday party and that of her beloved beagle’s progress from makeshift bed to makeshift bed as the preparations and the party progress. Fred’s favorite snoozing spot is the doormat just outside the kitchen door—perfect for spotting incoming groceries—but on this particular day, he is disappointed that the bags contain only streamers and conical hats. But he adjusts, and takes a nap in “The Shopping-Bag Bed.” As the little girl and her mother bake a cake, Fred moves to a pile of newspapers next to the counter—and on and on. Fred is overjoyed when people show up, and overwhelmed by all the food. After Fred makes a grab for the cake, the partygoers chase him through the neighborhood. Luckily, Fred finds refuge in a “Used-to-Be-Fresh-Laundry Bed” in the basement and returns to the little girl’s favor. Pleasingly two-dimensional illustrations, packed with comic details of the hapless canine, enhance Samuels’ furry, frolicsome tale. Preschool-Grade 2. --Connie Fletcher
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Book Description FSG. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Book Condition: New. Zelda's dog Fred can turn anything into a bed—a crinkly shopping bag, a pile of old newspapers, a soggy bath towel—and most of the time, that's fine with his owners. But when Zelda has a birthday party, Fred's penchant for snoozing and his curiosity about cake land him in the proverbial dog house; when the partygoers become rowdy, however, the sleepy beagle is ready to save the day. This affectionate tribute to dogs and their people features Barbara Samuels's brightly painted illustrations, which teem with patterns and household details for readers 4 to 7 to spot."Fred's travails, body language, and ability to make a bed out of just about anything make for entertaining reading, but it's his mutually adoring relationship with Zelda that will resonate most strongly with young pet lovers."—Publishers Weekly 34. Bookseller Inventory # 71788
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux 2014-06-10, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780374318130B
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 10.25x10.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0374318131
Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374318131