There's a new dog in the junkyard, and boy, is he ever grouchy He seems the perfect friend for surly, grumbling Rat. But the two animals are only interested in shouting at each other. " Don't you come near me " barks Dog, and Rat mutters back, " Fine with me. Don't need friends, don't need 'em at all " But as this crusty duo soon discovers, everybody needs a friend. Especially during a bitter winter in a junkyard where warmth is hard to find-- and a foot-long salami sandwich is a near-miracle.
Endearing and sassy, this uplifting story of the importance of companionship will put a smile on even the grumpiest of faces.
"* "[A] slyly funny and deeply touching story." - Publishers Weekly, Starred "Munsinger's expressive, detailed line-and-watercolor pictures capture the grouchy nonsense and also the real feelings." - Booklist
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st June 2001
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.4
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1