Not everyone can be a dog. Some must be people. Some must be cats, or birds, or even skunks, although it?s hard to explain why anyone would want to be a skunk. But Trixie is happy, because she does get to be a dog?the best thing there is to be. The food, the belly rubs . . . if only she could drive, her life would be perfect!
Bestselling author Dean Koontz gives readers a fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie, his beloved golden retriever, whose quirky narration and irrepressible spirit will delight readers young and old.
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Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2—Trixie Koontz is one exuberant pet. Self-assured in her canine persona, she admits that not everyone is meant to be a dog; after all, the pup explains, people and animals must provide necessary support to their frisky friends. She reasons that people pay dogs the required attention they deserve, cats provide hours of amusement, and birds encourage dogs to dream of flight (though Trixie simply cannot fathom the usefulness of skunks). Initially, many of her examples suit the energetic narrative. Ultimately, however, her random musings result in an awkward presentation when her thoughts turn to her own internal interests and ambitions. The didactic conclusion stunts the lighthearted story. Cleland's watercolor and pen-and-ink spreads lend cheerful color to the vignettes, and Trixie's a lovable pup with her rosy cheeks, large grin, and red bows tucked behind her ears. Unfortunately, the final product reveals more bark than bite.—Meg Smith, Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC
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