It's an exciting day for Miranda, Mark, and their parents. They have just acquired Duke, a playful puppy--and the first thing they need to do is gather all his things together: a leather collar, a water bowl, a food bowl, a leash, a bed, and some toys to keep him amused. Mom and Dad make it clear to the kids that Duke is not a toy, but another family member. Step-by-step, Miranda and Mark learn the many details that are a part of proper puppy care. But most of all, they discover how much fun it is to have a little dog in their home.
This charming, color-illustrated book introduces younger boys and girls to the joys and responsibilities of dog ownership. It tells the story of a little boy and girl who get a puppy, become acquainted with their new family member, then learn how to care for the animal. Adopting a pet is an adventure for both pets and children--a time filled with fun for them all. A "Guidelines" section that following story offers advice and basic instruction on dog and puppy care. Parents and younger children will want to read this section together so that both kids and adults will understand the responsibilities of pet ownership. This title is also available in a Spanish language edition.