Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 9, 2014

    Aubrey: IMG Best YA Fiction of 2014



    So what is with all the hullabaloo about young adult literature these days? Do we have John Green to blame for getting us sucked in to the tragic... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.50
List price: $7.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's Picture Books- A to Z

Unlovable

by

Unlovable Cover

ISBN13: 9780805075328
ISBN10: 0805075321
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Alfred and Rex talked for hours. Alfred said he liked sleeping in the sun, dog food, and scratching. Rex did too. Rex said he hated baths and going to the vet. Alfred did too.

A little pug dog learns he's lovable just the way he is.

Alfred the pug dog thinks he's unlovable. Other dogs make fun of his tiny legs and funny face. The cat and the parrot and even the goldfish tease him. Then a new dog, Rex, moves in next door. Because Alfred wants a friend so badly, he tells Rex a little fib about himself. But what will happen when Rex learns the truth? Will he find Alfred unlovable too?

Dan Yaccarino has created a charming story about a little pug who learns the true meaning of friendship.

Review:

"Yaccarino (Circle Dogs) finds an ideal subject for his smooth, lava-lamp-globular painting style: the fawn pug. According to human regulations for cuteness, Alfred the pug dog is adorable, with his oversize round head, buggy brown eyes and curly tail. Yet no people appear to provide Alfred with affection. Instead, the sensitive, anthropomorphic dog suffers the taunts of a smirking cat, a parrot who repeats the word 'unlovable' and large-breed dogs ('"His mouth is too small to hold a ball," a big German Shepherd sneered'). Alfred's only friend is Rex, the dog next door, who is too small to see over the plank fence between their yards. 'I'm a golden retriever,' Alfred boasts to his hidden companion, only to dread the consequences of his fib. Yaccarino, working from a springtime-fresh gouache palette, keeps everyone in suspense by concealing Rex's identity and applying time-tested elements of Cyrano de Bergerac and William Steig's Shrek! As it turns out, the blind date ends happily. Rex is Alfred's mirror image and, in the wordless concluding image, he and Alfred beam identical smiles at the disdainful cat. This amiable tale of self-confidence challenges its cruel title, and word-slinging bullies, at every turn. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Alfred the pug dog thinks he's unlovable, but soon learns he's lovable just the way he is. Yaccarino has created a charming story about a little pug who learns the true meaning of friendship. Full color.

About the Author

Dan Yaccarino has illustrated many books for children, including Bam Bam Bam by Eve Merriam and Little White Dog by Laura Godwin. He is also the author of the Blast Off Boy and Blark series. He lives with his family in New York City.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

mishg, May 14, 2010 (view all comments by mishg)
I am a kindergarten teacher and I think this is a wonderful book. We read this book every year and it is often cited as the children's favorite book. I disagree with the moral being "birds of a feather...." The idea is that the one dog gets teased for being ugly by the bird and the cat and he believes all the hype. The dog next door looks just like him but is perfectly happy with himself. The moral is that everyone should be happy in their own skin and not try and be something they are not. Good story....funny lines to read when you really get into it...I love doing the parrot voice....LOL
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
hanh.khanh, March 3, 2010 (view all comments by hanh.khanh)
I don't think this is a good book for children. The conclusion of the story makes them believe that JUST "BIRDS OF SAME FEATHER GATHER TOGETHER".
Poor Alfred,the pug-dog !
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805075328
Editor:
Godwin, Laura
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Author:
Yaccarino, Dan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series:
Owlet Book
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.68 x 9.02 x 0.14 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

Other books you might like

  1. Lord of the Forest Used Hardcover $5.50
  2. From Head to Toe Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Babar's Yoga for Elephants Used Hardcover $3.50
  4. Wait! No Paint! New Trade Paper $7.99
  5. Dinosaur Dream Used Hardcover $4.50
  6. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You:... Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects


Children's » Animals » Dogs
Children's » Featured Titles
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Children's » Sale Books
Children's » Staff Picks
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

Unlovable Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.50 In Stock
Product details 32 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805075328 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Yaccarino (Circle Dogs) finds an ideal subject for his smooth, lava-lamp-globular painting style: the fawn pug. According to human regulations for cuteness, Alfred the pug dog is adorable, with his oversize round head, buggy brown eyes and curly tail. Yet no people appear to provide Alfred with affection. Instead, the sensitive, anthropomorphic dog suffers the taunts of a smirking cat, a parrot who repeats the word 'unlovable' and large-breed dogs ('"His mouth is too small to hold a ball," a big German Shepherd sneered'). Alfred's only friend is Rex, the dog next door, who is too small to see over the plank fence between their yards. 'I'm a golden retriever,' Alfred boasts to his hidden companion, only to dread the consequences of his fib. Yaccarino, working from a springtime-fresh gouache palette, keeps everyone in suspense by concealing Rex's identity and applying time-tested elements of Cyrano de Bergerac and William Steig's Shrek! As it turns out, the blind date ends happily. Rex is Alfred's mirror image and, in the wordless concluding image, he and Alfred beam identical smiles at the disdainful cat. This amiable tale of self-confidence challenges its cruel title, and word-slinging bullies, at every turn. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Alfred the pug dog thinks he's unlovable, but soon learns he's lovable just the way he is. Yaccarino has created a charming story about a little pug who learns the true meaning of friendship. Full color.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.