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Children's LiteratureFish raining from the ceiling, an octopus in the bath tub, fighting with a sword fish? Only Grandpa can come up with a story exciting enough to take Barney's mind off of itchy chickenpox while the pup soaks in a warm bath. This "I Can Read," Level Two book features dog characters—Grandpa and Grandma Spanielson, and their grandpup as well as Dr. Storkmeyer (Can you guess what animal he is?). Grandpa is determined to tell enough anti-itch stories to see Barney through the duration his of chicken pox and he is off to a fine start. Wait—is that a sponge or an octopus in the tub? What will Grandma say when she sees the wet mess? The color illustrations are funny and charming enough to make any reader forget that dogs do not really talk and that chicken pox spots can't show up on fur! A fine beginning reader and a worthy addition to the "I Can Read" family. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 4 to 6.