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Cameron, Ann.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2011
IL 3-6, 4.3
ISBN 0374380007
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Spunky the dog  lives with Julian and Huey Bates from The Stories Julian Tells series and describes his family from a dog’s point of view. Being a clever dog he knows what Sit, Stay, Come, Shake Hands and Good Dog mean. Unfortunately, Spunky also knows what Bad Dog means too. When he misbehaves and accidentally swallows Mr. Bates’ sock, he is in big trouble. Discussing Spunky’s problem without even asking his opinion, Julian suggests getting a cat to keep Spunky company. The family agrees and a fluffy spoiled cat named Fiona moves in. Horrified by his new “playmate” Spunky tries to ignore her nasty tricks of drinking out of his 
water bowl and mushing up his Nibbles. Read to find out what Spunky does when Fiona goes missing and no one in the Bates family can find her.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)
SUBJECTS:     Dogs -- Fiction.
                        Cats -- Fiction.
                        Pets -- Fiction.

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