We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

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

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 29, 2015

    Roger Hobbs: IMG Soundtrack of Macau: Roger Hobbs's Playlist for Vanishing Games



    My new novel, Vanishing Games, is a heist thriller set in the gambling city of Macau, China. I lived there briefly while researching the book and... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Vanishing Games

      Roger Hobbs 9780385352642

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Chowder

by

Chowder Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From New York Times bestselling author Peter Brown comes a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces a uniquely endearing character: a weird but loveable bulldog who learns to make friends by being true to his quirks.

As hard as he tries, Chowder has never managed to fit in with the other neighborhood dogs. While the neighborhood dogs are content to fetch newspapers and take walks, Chowder spends his days on the computer, dancing with his headphones, and using his favorite toy of all, his telescope. But being different makes Chowder lonely. When a petting zoo opens, Chowder is determined to make friends with the zoo animals. And with a strong kick and a flying leap, Chowder finally finds a place where he can be comfortable being his silly, slobbery self.

Review:

"Chowder, an English bulldog, baffles everybody with his precocious behavior. He uses the toilet and the computer, and while regular dogs chew bones, he excavates a dinosaur skeleton. His doting owners, Madge and Bernie Wubbington, tote him in a baby backpack; they 'liked to think of him as quirky, but most people thought he was just plain weird.' One day, lonesome Chowder spies a billboard for a megamart's new petting zoo: 'All the neighborhood dogs had said Chowder belonged in a zoo, and he wondered if they were right.' In bizarre events involving the supermarket and a kickball game, Chowder befriends the Critter Corral's captive pony, cow, sheep and others. With mixed results, Brown (Flight of the Dodo) invests food shopping and zoo life with excitement. He composes smooth, meticulous paintings, and softens his sculpted pencil edges with a faint acrylic fuzz. Chowder's owners are disco-era throwbacks; their dorkiness helps account for Chowder's uniqueness, although the nerd jokes and the retro palette might be lost on younger readers. Brown pictures Chowder with melancholy jowls and sad, squeezed eyes; the most sympathetic pictures show his beady eyes widening and a drippy tongue lolling happily from his bulldozer-scoop underbite. Bulldog lovers may find Chowder endearing, but despite his offbeat pursuits, he remains elusive, and the convoluted, upbeat outcome feels like wishful thinking. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Chowder is a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces an endearing new character: a weird but completely loveable bulldog who learns to make friends by being true to his quirks.

Synopsis:

Chowder the bulldog just doesn't fit in with the neighborhood dogs. He'd rather read newspapers than fetch them and surf the Internet than bury a bone. This is a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces an endearing new character to the picture book market.

About the Author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter's website is www.peterbrownstudio.com.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Carol Hoffman, August 13, 2008 (view all comments by Carol Hoffman)
If you own a bulldog, this book is a must have. You'll recognize yourself as well as your little wrinkly pal. This book makes a great gift for the little ones in your life!!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316011808
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals
Author:
Brown, Peter
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Dogs; Animals; Zoos; Ponies; Friendship; Human behavior; Animal behavior
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
A Chowder Book
Publication Date:
20120605
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.25 in 0.34 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

Related Subjects

Children's » Animals » Dogs
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Children's » Situations » General

Chowder
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 32 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316011808 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Chowder, an English bulldog, baffles everybody with his precocious behavior. He uses the toilet and the computer, and while regular dogs chew bones, he excavates a dinosaur skeleton. His doting owners, Madge and Bernie Wubbington, tote him in a baby backpack; they 'liked to think of him as quirky, but most people thought he was just plain weird.' One day, lonesome Chowder spies a billboard for a megamart's new petting zoo: 'All the neighborhood dogs had said Chowder belonged in a zoo, and he wondered if they were right.' In bizarre events involving the supermarket and a kickball game, Chowder befriends the Critter Corral's captive pony, cow, sheep and others. With mixed results, Brown (Flight of the Dodo) invests food shopping and zoo life with excitement. He composes smooth, meticulous paintings, and softens his sculpted pencil edges with a faint acrylic fuzz. Chowder's owners are disco-era throwbacks; their dorkiness helps account for Chowder's uniqueness, although the nerd jokes and the retro palette might be lost on younger readers. Brown pictures Chowder with melancholy jowls and sad, squeezed eyes; the most sympathetic pictures show his beady eyes widening and a drippy tongue lolling happily from his bulldozer-scoop underbite. Bulldog lovers may find Chowder endearing, but despite his offbeat pursuits, he remains elusive, and the convoluted, upbeat outcome feels like wishful thinking. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Chowder is a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces an endearing new character: a weird but completely loveable bulldog who learns to make friends by being true to his quirks.
"Synopsis" by , Chowder the bulldog just doesn't fit in with the neighborhood dogs. He'd rather read newspapers than fetch them and surf the Internet than bury a bone. This is a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces an endearing new character to the picture book market.

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.