TumTum is the most cushy and cuddly dog in the town. His new family adores him when they bring him home—all except for Percy, the family’s other dog. TumTum knows lots of tricks, has a beautiful white fluffy coat, and even receives the Pet of the Year award. Jealous of TumTum’s adoring fans, Percy hatches a brilliant plan to make TumTum less cute (which happens to involve a haircut). But not soon after, Percy finds himself quite disappointed when everyone in town loves TumTum’s new ‘do, and it becomes an emerging trend! There are many lessons for Percy to learn, including making friends with new dogs is way more fun than being the odd dog out.
Jen Hill’s illustrations feature retro-styled art—some done in black-and-white—which is perfectly fitting for her charming story about two dogs with clashing personalities. Just like bringing a new baby home from the hospital to a less than enthusiastic sibling, children with younger brothers and sisters will certainly relate to this delightful picture book.
Winner of a 3x3 International Children's Show No. 9 Merit Award for Illustration.
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Jen Hill is an illustrator and animator and graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration. She has recently illustrated the picture book, The Boy With Pink Hair and her work has received several awards. This is her second picture book for children. Jen lives in Brooklyn, NY. Please visit her at jen-hill.com.From School Library Journal:
K-Gr 2-When fluffy, adorable, and talented TumTum is adopted from an animal shelter, the other resident canine is not happy. Serious and dignified Percy refuses to be friends with such a silly dog, and the fact that everyone loves the happy-go-lucky newcomer only makes matters worse. To show his dissatisfaction, he plays mean-spirited tricks on the interloper, who doesn't let such behavior bother him. When TumTum receives the Pet of the Year award at the summer block party, jealous Percy devises his worst trick yet. He decides to be Delilah to TumTum's Samson. Deep in the night, he cuts off all of the sleeping pup's wonderful white hair. The plan backfires when the townspeople suddenly want to get haircuts just like TumTum's. Percy finally understands that it is the pooch's winning personality and not his fluffy fur that makes him so popular. In apology, Percy shaves off his fur and gains a new look and a new friend. Hill's graphic-style illustrations support the story and extend its humor. Themes of sibling rivalry and bullying are sure to resonate with many readers.-Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NHα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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