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Dear Beast: Simon Sleeps Over

Dear Beast: Simon Sleeps Over

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A stuck-up cat and a good-natured dog are pen pals from a distance, until a disastrous sleepover brings them together in this playful illustrated chapter book told in letters.

Andy has two pets and two houses: a cat, Simon, at his mom's house and adog, Baxter, at his dad's house. But when Andy's mom goes on a business trip, Simon must spend a few nights at Andy's dad's house. A sleepover with thebeast? Simon says, "No, thank you."

Baxter, on the other hand, is sooooo excited to play together. He and Simon can go on walks! Stay up late! Eat liver treats! He can't wait to finally meet hispen pal in person. What could go wrong?

The big introduction does NOT go well for these wildly different pets. Simon is so desperate to get back home to his quiet, clean oasis that he escapes througha basement window. Can Baxter convince him to return before Andy notices his beloved cat is gone?

This funny and heartwarming collaboration between Geisel Honor and Edgar Award-winning author Dori Hillestad Butler and bestselling illustrator Kevan Atteberry is a tribute to the love of a good pet--and the joy found in newfriendship. With nine chapters and adorable full-color illustrations on everyspread, the series is a perfect read for parents to share with kids.

Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 02/08/2022
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.15lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780823452002
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 04/01/2022 pg. 131

About the Author
Dori Butler is an award-winning author of mysteries and books for all ages, including the King and Kayla series, the Haunted Library series, andthe Treasure Troopers series. She is a two-time Geisel Honor recipient, an Edgar Award winner, and has been nominated for children's choice awards in 19 states. Dori lives in the Seattle area with her husband and their very large dog, Mouse. Visit her online at!

Kevan Atteberry is an illustrator who has written and/or illustrated many books for children, including Ghost Cat, which received a starred review in Booklist, and Tickle Monster. One of his biggest claims to fame is that he created Clippy, the animated paperclip helper in Microsoft Office. Kevan lives in the Seattle area. Visit him online at!
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