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The Yippy, Yappy Yorkie in the Green Doggy Sweater
     

The Yippy, Yappy Yorkie in the Green Doggy Sweater

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by Debbie Macomber, Sally Anne Lambert, Mary Lou Carney
 

What happens when you combine:

A girl named Ellen who has just moved to a new neighborhood; A yippy, yappy Yorkie named Baxter who disappears from Ellen’s new yard; And a new neighborhood that doesn’t look anything like their old one Blossom Street?

For Ellen and Baxter, it’s a moving day that turns into something very special, with

Overview

What happens when you combine:

A girl named Ellen who has just moved to a new neighborhood; A yippy, yappy Yorkie named Baxter who disappears from Ellen’s new yard; And a new neighborhood that doesn’t look anything like their old one Blossom Street?

For Ellen and Baxter, it’s a moving day that turns into something very special, with many happy discoveries.

In their second Blossom Street Kids picture book, New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber and Mary Lou Carney share a charming and heartwarming tale about embarking on new adventures and finding friends in unexpected places.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—The cover portrait of the title character compels readers to open this moving-to-a-new-house tale. Ellen is apprehensive about her new neighborhood, and then her pup runs away. As she and Mom search for him, their encounters with friendly shopkeepers help the girl warm to her new environment. Naughty Baxter is finally found in the company of another Yorkie, whose owner befriends Ellen. April admires Baxter's outfit, and when Ellen replies that she knit it for him, April asks to be taught how. Lambert's realistic paintings offer an idyllic village of friendly folk. Children will enjoy this cozy story.—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Macomber and Carney team up for their second entry in the Blossom Street Kids series, this time focusing on an unwanted move to a new neighborhood for a girl named Ellen and her Yorkshire terrier named Baxter. Ellen is reluctant to leave her familiar house, her friends and the local shop owners she has befriended, including the yarn shop where she learned to knit. Once settled in their new house, her woes increase when Baxter the Yorkie escapes from the back yard while wearing the bright green sweater that Ellen knit for him. Ellen and her mother visit the shops in their new neighborhood, repeating over and over to each owner in turn, "Have you seen a yippy, yappy Yorkie in a green doggy sweater?" They find Baxter in the flower shop, where he has found a Yorkie friend for himself and her owner, a little girl who befriends Ellen. The story is completely predictable and nearly devoid of any suspense or humor, and even the two Yorkies don't offer much spunk to spice things up. Soft-focus watercolor illustrations convey Ellen's sad feelings, but there is little motion or excitement, just pretty rooms and shops and a tiny dog that fades into the backgrounds rather than driving the action. This yippy, yappy Yorkie is just another tired puppy in search of a plot. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061650963
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
308,151
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Debbie Macomber has more than 100 million copies of her books in print, and her stories about home and family have a worldwide audience and have been translated into twenty-three languages. In addition to being a #1 New York Times bestseller in fiction many times over, she also has an enormous following among knitters as the author of dozens of pattern and craft books. In 2008, she launched a branded line of knitting products through Leisure Arts, the company that publishes her knitting guides. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, have four children and nine grandchildren, and split their time between Washington State and Florida. This is Debbie’s second picture book co-authored with Mary Lou Carney; their first, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweaer . . . That Grandma Knit, was published in 2009.

Sally Anne Lambert has illustrated a number of children’s books, including The Story of the Easter Bunny and The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen; Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Tale by Candace Fleming; and Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg by Angela McAllister. Ms. Lambert lives in Liverpool, England. You can visit her online at www.sallyannelambert.com.

Mary Lou Carney is the editor of two magazines for young people—Guideposts for Teens and Guideposts for Kids. She is the author of several picture books for the Christian and educational markets, including Bubble Gum & Chalk Dust: Prayers and Poems for Teachers, and Absolutely Angels: Poems for Children and Other Believers (Boyds Mills Press). This is Mary Lou’s second picture book coauthored with Debbie; their first, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweaer . . . That Grandma Knit, was published in 2009.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Port Orchard, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1948
Place of Birth:
Yakima, Washington
Education:
Graduated from high school in 1966; attended community college
Website:
http://www.debbiemacomber.com

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