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by Denise Fleming

Published by Henry Holt, 2003
32 pages
ISBN: 0-8050-6279-3

Ages 4 - 7

Buster the dog has everything he could possibly want, from his own special bowls to an in-and-out flap on the door to walks in the park whenever he asks. Still, when the big brown box appears one day, Buster can't wait for it be be opened. Is it full of steaks? Or fancy cheese? Or sausages? Unfortunately, no. Inside is a small, white, fluffy kitten named Betty, who wastes no time making use of all of Buster's favorite things. Pushed beyond his limit, Buster makes his escape to the park, only to discover he can't find his way home again. But what's that waving ball of fur high up in a far away tree? Denise Fleming's witty and charming story features her trademark boldly colored, hand-made-paper collage illustrations and two animal characters who will endear themselves to young children, just as they do to one another. CCBC Categories: Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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