Poor Louie

Poor Louie

Picture Book - 2017
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Louie's life is great! A walk on the leash every morning, ice cream on Sundays, snuggling in bed at night with Mom and Dad. Even the playdates with Mom's friends--despite their little crawling creatures who pull Louie's ears--aren't all that bad. But then things get weird: cold food on the floor, no room in the bed, and lots of new stuff coming into the house in pairs --two small beds, two little sweaters, two seats in the stroller. Does that bode double trouble ahead, or could there be a happier surprise in store for Louie? With perfect visual pacing, Tony Fucile takes a familiar story and gives it a comic spin.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
ISBN: 9780763658281
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm


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May 02, 2019

The illustrations have vintage charm with a modern bent. The story is a bit uneven with a strange ending.

DBRL_KatieL Aug 04, 2017

I was worried when I started this book-first that it would be a story about a pup who has a great life, then something happens to his family and he has to find a new one. Then I though he would have to find a new home after the baby was born. I was SO wrong! Louie's family loves him, and treat him as their baby. He doesn't understand what is going on, but his family is looking out for him, and everything works out wonderfully. The ending is a surprise, and I loved it.

Jul 05, 2017

Comedic look at having a new baby in the house, from the perspective of a chihuahua who is the center of his humans' attention. Humorous way to introduce the "only" child to the thought of having a sibling.

Jun 20, 2017

Very cute book. My three year old daughter loves the surprise ending.

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