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As warm as the sun

by McMullan, Kate,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 15 copies
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Summary
French bulldogs Toby and Pinkie learn to live together and form a heartwarming friendship.

Toby loves basking in the morning sun, snuggling in a lap in the afternoon, and toasting his tummy by the fireside at night, but somehow his warm spots never last. What Toby wants more than anything is to find something as warm as the sun that never fades or fizzles.

Then one day, Pinkie comes along, and she starts hogging all of Toby's favorite places. Toby feels alone and forgotten, and slinks away. . . but Pinkie follows him, determined to prove that she is the something as warm as the sun Toby has been looking for all along.

From the acclaimed duo of Kate and Jim McMullan, creators of I Stink! and I'm Dirty !, comes this story about two unforgettable French bulldogs--the perfect story for parents bringing home a new sibling.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Toby the French bulldog is comfortable as king of the house, with specific spots reserved just for him until Pinkie, another Frenchie, arrives and takes them over. Upon meeting her, Toby attempts to show he is the alpha dog, but Pinkie is unfazed and proceeds to seize his territory. Toby tries challenging her, to no avail, with Pinkie continuing to occupy his spots. Feeling dejected, Toby seeks warmth elsewhere, only to end up in a cold, dark, and isolated area. As he suffers in misery, Pinkie finds him and shares her warmth with him, making him realize that Pinkie makes a better friend than an enemy. Jim McMullan's expressive watercolor illustrations, in a rich palette of jewel tones, cultivate a warm, cozy atmosphere, and the dogs themselves have lots of character. The winsome dog story is perfect for little ones getting used to a new sibling and all the emotions that entails, such as feelings of displacement, rivalry, rejection, loneliness, and, ultimately, adaptability, bonding, and friendship. A great pair for Lauren Child's The New Small Person (2015)."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Married collaborators Kate and Jim McMullan (I Stink!) tell the story of Toby, a russet French bulldog who loves warm spots: a "morning sun puddle," a cuddle in his beloved human's lap, a front-row seat by the fire. But those pleasures inevitably "fade or disappear or fizzle," reads one of the book's many evocative lines, and they become even more short-lived when the family welcomes a new Frenchie into the house, white Pinkie. Now Toby has competition for all the warm spots--until he realizes that Pinkie's snuggling and companionship mean a sunlike warmth is "right there beside him." Velvety, radiant watercolors, a mix of spreads and vignettes, immerse readers in the floor-adjacent landscape of a small dog's world; the illustrator's signature gift for evoking character with sculptural volume and density seems tailor-made for the chiseled, chunky protagonists. And while Toby's sense of uncertainty and indignity feels authentically portrayed ("Toby felt pushed out, left out. He barked WOOF WOOF! GO AWAY!"), readers will sense that there is hope: even when he retreats to the basement and life is literally at its darkest, there are always hints of light. Ages 3--7. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects French bulldog -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
French bulldog -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
©2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors McMullan, James, 1934- illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Neal Porter Books."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780823443277
0823443272
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