Darby, the Special-order Pup

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Alexandra Day
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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When the Bell family chooses their dog from an ad in "Dog Life Gazette" they couldn't know that the rambunctious puppy would also chew-se them -- and everything else in sight! But when the family, and their home, is buried in a mudslide, the newest member of the family proves that he's capable of far more than just demolishing slippers and table legs. It's Darby to the rescue -- truly a special-order dog with a made-to-order talent!

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User Review  - SJoachim - LibraryThing

A family brings a new puppy into their home only to discover that he is very mischievous indeed! When the family becomes trapped in their home due to a landslide it is their faithful pup who comes to the rescue. Read full review

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User Review  - kloupe1 - LibraryThing

I really love animals and I especially love dogs, so this book really struck with me. Darby, like any new puppy, loves to chew on everything and anything in his new home, and it frustrates his owners ... Read full review

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Alexandra Day is the pen name for Sandra Louise Woodward Darling, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1941. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Swarthmore College. After college, she worked for the 92nd Street Y.M.H.A. in New York City and took classes at The Art Students' League. She and her husband owned The Green Tiger Press for over 10 years. She illustrated her first book, The Teddy Bear's Picnic, in 1982. It won an award from the children's jury at the Bologna Book Fair and was selected by the Children's Book Council as one of their choices for 1984. Her other works include When You Wish Upon a Star; Frank and Ernest; Frank and Ernest Play Ball; Frank and Ernest On The Road; Good Dog, Carl; Carl Goes Shopping; Carl's Christmas; Carl's Afternoon in the Park; and Paddy's Payday.

Cooper Edens was born Gary Drager in 1945 in Washington State. He received a B.A. from the University of Washington in 1970. He is an author and illustrator of more than 25 children's books including If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow, Add One More Star to the Night, and The Starcleaner Reunion. Some of his books are illustrated by other individuals like Alexandra Day, Daniel Lane, and A. Scott Banfill. These works include Darby, the Special-Order Pup, The Christmas We Moved to the Barn, Special Deliveries, Santa Cows, Shawnee Bill's Enchanted Five-Ride Carousel, and Nicholi. He has also created a series where he reprints one version of a classic children's story together with illustrations from a number of artists who have adapted the tales since the nineteenth century.

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