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A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home

When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees six cats, six bowls of food, and six warm beds. There's clearly only one thing to do. Confronted by the cats' intense scrutiny, Widget meows, purrs, plays with a toy mouse, and uses the litter box. Having eventually convinced his new family of his felinity, Widget is soon living so happily he sometimes forgets his true nature. But when Mrs. Diggs takes a fall and doesn't get up, it's up to Widget to save the day with a particularly canine solution.

A very simple text and droll pictures make Widget a book to read again and again.
ISBN: 9780374384289
Branch Call Number: J PIC


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Oct 08, 2015

My granddaughter (6) loves this story, and so do I. I read it to her via Skype, and tomorrow she'll get it from her library and read it to me. She'll also pick up the sequel.

Such picture books work as well as easy readers -- and often have more engaging stories, and richer vocabularies.

PS. My best dog ever lived with 6 cats before we got him. To my amazed delight, I never had to clean up after him. He buried his business, same as a cat.

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