I loved this sweet little story, a first chapter book. Nicky's Uncle Everton brings her a puppy and surprise!--her parents are open to the idea. Barkus follows Nicky to school and surprise!--her teacher welcomes him as part of the class. Barkus's birthday comes along and surprise!--Nicky's family welcomes all his friends for a glorious celebration. And so it goes. At the end there is a tent sleepover and Nicky retells the tale of how Barkus came to be hers as a camp-out story. First book in a series. Wonderful! -- Susan (RBB Staff)— From Barkus
Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner whirl and twirl across the pages of this delightful pre-chapter book series from award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The accessible text is ideal for even the newest independent reader, while the warm, humorous story and energetic illustrations will appeal to picture book readers as well as advanced readers.
About the Author
Patricia MacLachlan is an incredibly versatile author whose titles range from picture books to novels, including the Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall. Barkus was inspired by the imagined adventures of her neighbor's dog. She lives in Massachusetts. Marc Boutavant is an internationally acclaimed illustrator who has illustrated a wide range of books, and has had work featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker. His previous titles for Chronicle include Around the World with Mouk and For Just One Day as well as the All Aboard Train Puzzle and Matching Game, the Sky High Building Puzzle, and The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar. He lives in Paris, France.