Little, Brown & Co., 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
n the front cover is a framed picture of a drooling English bulldog. His name? Chowder. '
Chowder had always been
' - quirky to his owners, plain weird to the rest of the human and canine world.
eter Brown shows this dignified, nerdy dog using a toilet, riding a carrousel horse, involved in paleontology, using a computer and a telescope. Like anyone, he wants to have friends. But '
the more he tried to fit in the more he
! It wasn't easy being Chowder.
' Luckily his owners are crazy about him. Chowder engineers a trip to the Food Ranch, where there's a petting zoo. He wants to make friends at the Critter Corral, and he finds a way - rather an unusual way - to do so.
ids will enjoy this sweet story about a dog who's different but uses his skills and courage to find companions who will appreciate him for who he is.
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