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Dear Beast

Written by Dori Hillestad Butler & illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
Published by Holiday House
Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
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May 12, 2020
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6-9
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What's Dear Beast About

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A jealous cat really, really, REALLY wants to drive away his young owner’s new dog in this playful illustrated chapter book from a two-time Geisel Honor winner.

Simon has taken care of his owner, Andy, for many years. He’s a good cat. Clean, responsible, and loyal. What more could a boy want? Even when Andy’s dad moves out, Simon is certain that Andy doesn’t need another pet. So why would Andy’s dad adopt a DOG?! To make matters worse, the animal is a rude, rowdy troublemaker.

Simon’s job is clear: the beast has got to go. He decides to write him a letter. Strongly worded, of course. But when the dog’s response sets off an unexpected correspondence, Simon realizes the beast may be here to stay. Can he make room for another pet in Andy’s life?

This funny and heartwarming collaboration between Geisel Honor and Edgar Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler and bestselling illustrator Kevan Atteberry is a tribute to the love of a good pet - and the joy found in new friendship. With nine chapters and adorable full-color illustrations on every spread, the series is perfect for kids transitioning from picture books to chapter books.

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Who Wrote Dear Beast

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Dori Hillestad Butler

Dori Hillestad Butler is the author of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. She has also published stories for children in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Children’s Digest, and Child Life. Butler is the children’s book review columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. She lives in Washington.

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Who Illustrated Dear Beast

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Kevan Atteberry

Kevan Atteberry is a commercial illustrator who has written and/or illustrated several books for children, including <i>Puddles!!!</i>, <i>Bunnies!!!</i>, <i>Tickle Monster</i>, and <i>Boogie Monster</i>. Many of his books have been bestsellers, but one of his biggest claims to fame is that he created Clippy, the paperclip helper in Microsoft Office. Kevan lives in the Seattle area. Visit him on the web at www.kevanatteberry.com!

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780823444922
Publication Date:
May 12, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0823444929

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