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by Graves, Keith,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Graves
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea GRAVES Keith
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC GRAVES
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books IN TRANSIT
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Trog has all the best toys: the best stick, the best rock, the best mud. But Trog doesn't care about those things. He only wants one thing: a puppy. So he sets off to find one, but what he brings back may not be exactly what he thinks it is.Join Trog on his quest for the perfect pet in this hilarious picture book from the creator of The Monsterator and Second Banana.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Trog may be a caveboy, but modern young readers will still be very familiar with his plight: all the toys in the world can't make up for the fact that what Trog wants more than anything is a puppy. Then one day, he finds one! Of course, the pastel-pencil illustrations belie this claim the puppy is not a puppy at all, but a toothy, crocodile-esque creature that eats everything in sight, from its dinner bowl to the sofa (which is made out of rock, in true caveman fashion). Trog is ecstatic with his new friend despite all of this, and humorous, easy-to-follow panels, laid out graphic-novel-style, document his efforts as he attempts to train, care for, and generally cheer up his increasingly miserable puppy. Eventually, the would-be pet finds its way back to its own home, and even Trog has to admit that's for the best. Forlorn, he goes back to his old toys. But don't despair is that a kitty behind that boulder?--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With exuberantly old-school cartooning and a wealth of sight and sound gags, Graves (Second Banana) takes readers back to a paleontologically inaccurate but very funny past to meet Trog, a cave boy who decides that a stray baby dinosaur is the puppy he's yearned for. "Puppy" has a toothy underbite, Groucho eyebrows, and pink stripes. Trog adores him, and while the boy may have a limited vocabulary (two words is the most he can muster), he's relentlessly upbeat about pet ownership and tireless in his efforts to make his new pet feel at home in the family cave-even when Puppy eats everything in sight and promptly poops. So why does Puppy cry all time (Graves writes "Boo hoooohoooo" in wonderfully plaintive pencil scrawls) and refuse to be consoled? Readers will probably guess long before Trog does that Puppy misses his Mommy, but they'll still get a kick out of seeing how the homesick dinosaur and his indefatigable, putative owner try to control their own and each other's destinies. Ages 4-8. Agent: Liza Pulitzer Voges, Eden Street Literary. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Prehistoric peoples -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Fossil -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Pets -- Juvenile fiction.
Prehistoric peoples -- Fiction.
Prehistoric animals -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Pets -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Neal Porter book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
ISBN 9781626722255
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