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Macmillan, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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.


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Not amazing, but charming.  Of course it's easy for even a very young reader/ listener to see that Alfred is actually lovable (after all, his people, though never seen, clearly love him) and the cat ... Read full review

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User Review  - sharlamccall - LibraryThing

Summary: Alfred the dog felt unlovable because the cat, the parrot, and the other neighborhood dogs told him he was unlovable and made fun of him. When a new dog moves in next door, Alfred talks to ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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.