Posy Bates, Again!

Posy Bates, Again!

by Helen Cresswell, Kate Aldous
     
 
She's back! And this time, the irrepressible heroine from Meet Posy Bates has realized her dream: she's found a dog! Although Posy convinces her baby brother Fred that Buggins-a stray that exactly the kind of dog Posy has always wanted-should become part of the family, winning over her mother, Daff, isn't going to be nearly as easy.

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She's back! And this time, the irrepressible heroine from Meet Posy Bates has realized her dream: she's found a dog! Although Posy convinces her baby brother Fred that Buggins-a stray that exactly the kind of dog Posy has always wanted-should become part of the family, winning over her mother, Daff, isn't going to be nearly as easy.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Posy Bates is back in a book that takes up where Meet Posy Bates (Macmillan, 1992) left off. The girl has found a large, hairy, stray canine. She is convinced that Buggins was sent especially for her. Her mother thinks otherwise, and Posy sets out to change her mind. In other episodes, the child helps with the housework and breaks the vacuum cleaner; does the wash and turns all the clothes lime green; and gives her friend Sam a haircut, leaving his head a mess. Trying to prove that Buggins would be a good watchdog, she convinces Sam to ``kidnap'' her baby brother, Fred, so that Buggins can find him. But when Fred disappears from the spot where Sam leaves him, Posy finds herself in a major predicament. While there are many connections to the previous book, they are well explained and this title can stand on its own. The main character is a likable youngster, and her adventures here pave the way for more. British expressions lightly pepper the text. This enjoyable romp is a worthwhile purchase as an easy chapter book or as a read-aloud for younger children.-Dot Minzer, North Barrington School, Barrington, IL
Julie Corsaro
If this sequel to "Meet Posy Bates" (1992) sometimes runs the risk of becoming disjointed, it is ultimately held together by polished writing, superb dialogue and vivid characters. Determined to keep the stray dog that stayed behind at her "Great Green Pet Show," the indomitable middle child (placed securely between a punkish teenage sister and a docile baby brother) barely keeps the tally in her favor. Through a series of comic misadventures that captures the joyful tone and tenor of her childhood, Posy survives a botched haircut, a faux baby-napping, and a misguided attempt to help her favorite bag lady. The British pastoral setting of stiles and nettles and phrases like "Daff always made ovaltine when someone was poorly" is authentically appealing. A treat for reading aloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027253726
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Edition description:
1st North American ed
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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