Spencer and Barney decide to teach Susan how to be a real dog. With Barney as a role model, they take her to the off-leash dog park to develop skills like barking at buses, cyclists and squirrels, eating garbage, resisting grooming, and refusing to come when she’s called. Susan returns from the park covered in burrs, having shed her dignity and grace enough to fully embrace her inner dog. Mixed-media illustrations support the humorous text in this story about embracing who you are.
About the Author
Maureen Fergus is an awardwinning author of books for children and young adults. Her books include And What If I Won’t? (Owlkids Books, 2015), The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and The Gypsy King. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Monica Arnaldo studied illustration at Sheridan College in Toronto. She combines a variety of media, including watercolor, pencil crayon, acrylic, and graphite, to create images full of character. She has written and illustrated two previous titles with Owlkids Books: Arto’s Big Move and The Little Book of Big Fears. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.