I don't like Gloria!

by Umansky, Kaye.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB UMANSKY Kaye
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Uman
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  J PIC Uman
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book CATS & DOGS JPIC UMANSKY
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC UMA
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Collection  Easy Reader
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Springdale Free Public Library Easy Readers ER UMAN
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Call Number  ER UMAN
A jealous pup learns that rivals can become unexpected allies in a picture book loaded with preschooler appeal.

Why didn't anyone ask Calvin if it was all right to bring Gloria home? Now Calvin has to live with Gloria -- and to make matters worse, this cat eats from his dog bowl, sleeps in his basket, and gets all the attention! Calvin will never like Gloria, and he will certainly never share anything with her. Or will he? With a kid-friendly text and light, expressive illustrations, this is the perfect tale for every child who has ever begrudgingly shared the spotlight.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Calvin is not a happy pup. His young owner has adopted a Persian cat named Gloria, and the fluffy feline has usurped all the attention. As the girl fusses over Gloria, Calvin grumbles, "Nobody remembered my walk today. They were too busy with Gloria." In keeping with Umansky's deadpan prose, Chamberlain (The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate) pares down the details to focus on character dynamics. The pudgy, neglected hero's big, round eyes flash with indignation and hurt. Author and illustrator smartly forego an ending with hugs and kisses all around: instead, the final pages find Gloria and Calvin achieving d?tente when yet another new pet, this time a brown bunny, arrives on the scene. "I still don't like Gloria, and Gloria doesn't like me," says Calvin. "But at least we agree on one thing. We really don't like Jeffrey!" Youngsters will enjoy the directness of words and pictures, and nascent readers may well be able to tackle the text-especially with the humorous scenes as clues. Ages 3-6. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Pets -- Fiction.
Publisher Cambridge, MA :Candlewick Press,2007
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles I do not like Gloria!
Contributors Chamberlain, Margaret.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0763632023 (alk. paper)
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