Regardless of what her family says, Alison is absolutely sure she wants a puppy for her birthday and reminds them over and over that is all she wants, but when her Grandpa brings her his gift, Alison decides that she is absolutely sure that all she ever wanted is the kitten he has brought. Simultaneous.
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Grade 2-4?More than anything, Alison wants a puppy for her birthday, but Mom, Dad, and brother Mike all agree that it's a bad idea. Puppies bark, make messes, and dig holes. But she persists and when she sees a young dog squeeze under his fence, she ties a rope to him and heads for home. After her parents insist that she return him, the girl seems destined to be without a pet. Finally, her birthday arrives and while there is no puppy, Grandpa's special gift delights Alison and provides a surprising and "purr-fectly" satisfying conclusion to this charming story. Bauer's writing is just right for new chapter-book readers. Children will empathize with Alison's need for a special pet all her own. Black-and-white sketches accompany the text and several game pages appear at the end.?Paula A. Kiely, Milwaukee Public Library, WI
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Gr. 2^-4. As Allison's birthday approaches, she lets everyone know just what she wants: a puppy. Despite unsuccessful attempts to adopt a dog and despite her parents' clear objections to having a dog, she just can't let go of her dream. When her birthday's almost over and clearly there's no dog in sight, Allison's grandfather presents her with a kitten, a gift that allows her to resolve her conflict with humor and grace. Three pages of children's magazine^-style puzzles are inconsequentially tacked on to the end of the book. However, the appealing subject, simple text printed in large type, and drawings on almost every page make this breezy little chapter book a good choice for children just beyond the beginning-reader stage. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Disney-Hyperion, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Laurie Spenser (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0786811404
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