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Aggie the Brave

by Lori Ries
Illustrated by Frank W. Dormer

Published by Charlesbridge, 2010
48 pages
ISBN: 978𢴓70916359

Ages 4-7

Aggie is a small brown-and-white dog about to be spayed, and the surgery is a scary prospect for Aggie抯 young owner. 揥ill Aggie get hurt? What if she gets hungry? Can I wait for her here? Instead it抯 a long day of waiting at home and a night in an Aggie-less bed before his family can pick Aggie up the next day. It takes a few more days before Aggie梚n her 搇amp-head collar that the little boy transforms into a lion抯 mane梥tarts acting like herself again. And two weeks pass before Aggie can run and play like she used to in this terrific book for beginning readers that is fine-tuned to a child抯 feelings of anxiety and love. Lori Ries抯 perfectly pitched text is paired with Frank W. Dormer抯 pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations that sparkle with moments of unexpected humor.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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