Unlovable

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Macmillan, May 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
48 Reviews
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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It's fine. There's nothing really memorable here, and while it's nice that Alfred finds a friend who looks just like him, there's no lesson about how he's perfectly lovable just in general, you know? The cat doesn't get any comeuppance for being such an asshole, either. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

It's fine. There's nothing really memorable here, and while it's nice that Alfred finds a friend who looks just like him, there's no lesson about how he's perfectly lovable just in general, you know? The cat doesn't get any comeuppance for being such an asshole, either. 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.

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