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Little Brown

By: Marla Frazee

Little Brown is one cranky canine because no one ever plays with him at the animal shelter. Or maybe no one ever plays with him because he is cranky. Either way, Little Brown decides today is the day to take action, so he takes all of the toys and sticks and blankets from all of the dogs at the shelter and won’t give them back. But what will happen now?
Full-color illustrations were rendered in black Prismacolor pencil and gouache.

ISBN: 9781481425223

JLG Release: Feb 2019


Topics: Dogs , Moods (psychology) , Loneliness , Dog parks

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Awards & Honors

2019 Charlotte Zolotow Award
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Picture Books for Young Children

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal*, Booklist, Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

Little Brown feels isolated at the dog park. The other dogs play and communicate with one another while he sits alone next to the chain-link fence. Frazee poses the conundrum: is his grouchiness the reason he’s left alone or does being friendless put him in a perpetually bad mood? Fed up with being ignored, Little Brown suddenly and methodically Little Brown feels isolated at the dog park. The other dogs play and communicate with one another while he sits alone next to the chain-link fence. Frazee poses the conundrum: is his grouchiness the reason he’s left alone or does being friendless put him in a perpetually bad mood? Fed up with being ignored, Little Brown suddenly and methodically seizes all the toys the other animals have been enjoying. Astounded at his actions, they all sit and stare at him in confusion as he perches, King of the Mountain–style, on top of his toy-hostage haul. Illustrations in gouache and black Prismacolor are in muted shades of gray, tan and rust. Thought bubbles let readers in on the dogs’ bewilderment and indecision on what to do about their situation. And their decision is classic. The endpapers show every one of the 17 dogs pictured and labeled with its name, except for Little Brown whose photo has a question mark attached to it. VERDICT An open-ended story that creates a great starting point for meaningful discussion with young children about bullying and inclusion.–Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek Public Library WI

Book Details

ISBN

9781481425223

First Release

February 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

12" x 8"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.2; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Beach Lane

Potentially Sensitive Areas


Topics

Dogs, Moods (psychology), Loneliness, Dog parks,

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