The Daily Bark: The Puppy Problem

The Daily Bark: The Puppy Problem

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The first book in a charming new chapter book series about enterprising young pups who start a neighborhood newspaper, for fans of The Secret Life of Pets.

Gizmo is a city dog, so when he moves to the village of Puddle with his journalist human, he doesn't know WHAT to expect. Certainly not FLOWERS. Or BEES. And he couldn't have even imagined MUD. Luckily he's got Jilly, the wolfhound next door, to show him around.

But Jilly has a problem. Her puppies are going to be adopted by new owners who live far away -- she'll never see them again! Gizmo has got a nose for a story, and a great idea to help Jilly. What if the dogs of Puddle started a newspaper to get the word out and keep these pups closer to home? Stop the presses!

Perfect for fans of The Secret Life of Pets, this is the first book in a charming and humorous new chapter book series -- featuring full-color illustrations -- about the things dogs get up to when their humans aren't looking.

Author: Laura James
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 01/18/2022
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.30h x 5.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781547608812
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/08/2021 pg. 67
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2021
School Library Journal 12/01/2021 pg. 84
Shelf Awareness 01/21/2022

About the Author

Laura James's love of storytelling began at an early age and led her to undertake a degree in Film Studies and an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University in the UK. She is the author of the Adventures of Pug, Fabio the Flamingo Detective, and Daily Bark series. Her debut novel Captain Pug was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Laura lives near Bath with her two dachshunds, Brian and Florence.

Charlie Alder has written and illustrated several books for children, including Daredevil Duck and Chicken Break! as well as the Daily Bark series by Laura James and the Doggo and Pupper series by Katherine Applegate. She lives in Devon, England, with her husband and son. When not drawing chickens or dogs, Charlie can be found in her studio drinking coffee, arranging her crayons, and inventing more accidental animal heroes.