Courney

Courney

by John Burningham
     
 

Courtney is the dog that nobody wants, but the children think he's lovely. When they take him home, their parents are very disappointed—he's just an old mongrel. But Courtney turns out to be a wonder-dog who can cook, juggle, and even play the violin.See more details below

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Courtney is the dog that nobody wants, but the children think he's lovely. When they take him home, their parents are very disappointed—he's just an old mongrel. But Courtney turns out to be a wonder-dog who can cook, juggle, and even play the violin.

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“Burningham gives a familiar scenario his own inimitable spin…When ‘the children’ beg for a dog, the usual debate ensues. Permission is finally granted…but the parents are horrified when the children bring home a mongrel…Courtney, however, turns out to be a paragon who cooks delicious meals, plays the violin, cleans house, and rescues the baby when a fire breaks out. Still, when he disappears, the parents observe, ‘If they are not thoroughbreds, you cannot rely on them.’ In a final sequence, the kids are saved from drifting out to sea by a hero identified only in the background as their erstwhile companion…Witty, well told, superbly illustrated.”  —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099666813
Publisher:
Red Fox
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
803,776
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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