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Can I Be Your Dog? (Troy Cummings)

SFr. 18

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A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters--deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home--from the dog, himself!

This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart--and home--to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.

Troy Cummings's hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication.

Product details:

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0399554521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399554520
  • Dimensions: 10.29 x 0.38 x 10.45 inches
  • Reading level: 3 - 7 years
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (March 13, 2018)
  • Language: English

About the Author:

Troy Cummings has written and illustrated a pile of picture books, including The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!), Little Red Gliding Hood (written by Tara Lazar), and The Notebook of Doom chapter book series.

He lives in Greencastle, Indiana with his wife and kids. Dig up more of Troy's work at

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