Ruggles

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Ruggles likes visiting all his friends in the town ? in a highly unauthorised fashion! Follow this soppy shaggy dog through all seasons, as he disappears from the garden to the wider world outside ? Colditz style! He knows the dogcatcher really well, but he also knows all the children in the park. In the winter, though, the cosiness of the house could be just tempting enough.

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Overview

Ruggles likes visiting all his friends in the town — in a highly unauthorised fashion! Follow this soppy shaggy dog through all seasons, as he disappears from the garden to the wider world outside — Colditz style! He knows the dogcatcher really well, but he also knows all the children in the park. In the winter, though, the cosiness of the house could be just tempting enough.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Fine . . . writes with empathy and finesse, and Brown's diverting illustrations create a vivid sense of Ruggles' neighborhood as well as his many moods and activities. . . . Sure to appeal to dog lovers everywhere as well as young children who wish they had Ruggles' freedom to roam and explore."  —Booklist

"Readers will want to go with him."  —Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
The spirit of Harry the Dirty Dog lives on in this tribute to an old pooch with an unquenchable urge to roam. Give Ruggles an open door or gate, a pile of papers next to the fence, or any other opportunity to scoot, however brief, and he's off-to appreciate the beauty of a spring day, meet friendly neighbors in the park in the summer, get a handout from the local bakery in autumn, or roll delightedly in the snow. He always comes home, sooner or later-sometimes to a scolding, but, "After all, you can't please everyone. We all know that." Ruggles tells his tale with breezy assurance; Brown portrays him as a shaggy mutt in a placid, familiar, dog's-eye-level world. Like the seasoned traveler he is, Ruggles settles down before the fireplace when the weather turns too harsh, promising himself new outings next spring. Readers will want to go with him. (Picture book. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849392068
  • Publisher: Andersen Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

“I write the books for me. (Me at 5, me at 14.) Then hope there are readers out there who like the same sorts of books I do.”
–Anne Fine

Anne Fine is a two-time winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and the author of many acclaimed books for children, including Flour Babies, The Tulip Touch, and the Robin Williams movie hit Mrs. Doubtfire.

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