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No Room for a Pup!

By: Elizabeth Suneby

Lauren Molk

Mia wants a dog more than anything. But according to her mom, there is just NO ROOM in their very small apartment. Then one day, when she and her grandma are visiting a friend who is giving away puppies, Mia falls in love with a small spotted pup that crawls into her lap. She knows she just has to convince her mom to let her keep him! With help from Grandma—and some of her pet-owning friends—can Mia show her mom how much room there really is in their apartment?

In this charming picture book from Elizabeth Suneby and Laurel Molk, an I-want-a-dog story meets the Yiddish folk tale about how things could always be worse—to comic effect! With a narrative and illustrations that are action-packed, this is a terrific read-aloud. The timely messages about the importance of gratitude for what one has, the need for generosity and the inclusion of others—"there's always room for one more"—resonate.

Full-color illustrations were created with “watercolor, pencil, bits of paper, tea bags, other sundry items, and a dash of Photoshop.”

ISBN: 9781525300295

JLG Release: Feb 2020

Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Dogs , Puppies , Apartments , Family life , Mothers and daughters , Grandmothers , Neighbors , City and urban life

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Grades 2-6

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Book Details



First Release

February 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

9 1/2 x 9 1/2

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


Scholastic Reading Counts



Level 500L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


Kids Can Press

Potentially Sensitive Areas



Dogs, Puppies, Apartments, Family life, Mothers and daughters, Grandmothers, Neighbors, City and urban life,

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Book Genres

Picture Book

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