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Sad, the Dog

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Sad, the Dog
Written by Sandy Fussell
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763678265
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Sad, the Dog

author: Sandy Fussell
illustrator: Tull Suwannakit

A clever little dog christens himself “Sad” when his humans fail to give him a name. Although they feed him and wash him, they don’t appreciate his many gifts, like his love of singing (“stop that yapping!”). When the people move away and leave Sad behind, Sad is heartbroken. But then a new family with a young boy arrives at Sad’s house in a big truck. Although Sad is initially frightened, it soon becomes clear that the boy is just the right person to make a dog’s life complete with playtime, treats, and a brand-new name: Lucky. Welcoming illustrations illuminate this joyful tale, which reminds young readers to appreciate themselves and the ones—human or otherwise—who depend on them.

An ode to finding the one who brings out the best in you—and makes you feel as special as you are.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 5/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Animals; Family; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Sandy Fussell is the author of the award-winning Samurai Kids series, illustrated by Rhian Nest James. Sandy Fussell lives in Australia with her family.
illustrator’s comments:
Tull Suwannakit is originally from Thailand but now lives in Australia. Sad, the Dog is his first book with Candlewick Press.
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