The Daily Bark: The Puppy Problem (Paperback)

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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.

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. Laura's debut novel Captain Pug was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2017. Laura lives near Bath with her two dachshunds, Brian and Florence.

Praise For…

“Pug is a fun, engaging character . . . Fans of dogs and animal adventures will have a hard time putting this one down.” —School Library Journal, starred review, on CAPTAIN PUG

“With plenty of fun, outlandish scenarios, and a few new friends, this is sure to please.” —Booklist on COWBOY PUG

“[Fabio's] twists and turns are fun to follow and, combined with its beautiful illustrations, make this story both thrilling and playful.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO

“Giggleworthy . . . [T]he narrowed story focus, the cheeky tone, and, of course, the whodunit appeal will motivate some readers to test their literacy chops and help our pink protagonist solve the mystery.” —BCCB, on FABIO: THE CASE OF THE MISSING HIPPO

“This fun-loving flamingo will capture the heart of any young mystery lover. An excellent choice for readers who enjoy Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries or Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series.” —School Library Journal on FABIO: MYSTERY ON THE OSTRICH EXPRESS

Product Details
ISBN: 9781547608805
ISBN-10: 1547608803
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: January 18th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English