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Hound from the Pound (Hardcover)

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Hound from the Pound By Jessica Swaim, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Swaim, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
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Mary just wants to save a hound from the pound, but she’s in for a lot more than she bargained for! Full of punchy rhymes, punny lines and adorably mischievous dogs of almost every breed, you and your little one will seriously enjoy this read. It’s a fun one-doggone it!


After a woman unknowingly adopts a pack leader from the shelter, his furry friends follow in dogged pursuit in this rhythmical, rhyming picture book about doggy companionship, with art by the illustrator of Little Blue Truck.

Lonely Miss Mary longs for a four-legged friend. But when she makes the mistake of choosing the untrained basset hound Blue, no sooner does he howl AH-ROOoooooo! than her house has gone to the dogs!

Dalmatians and dachshunds, sheepdogs and setters, poodles and pups of all spots are ruling the roost. Can Sam the canine trainer teach this menagerie some pawsitive tricks?

A charmingly illustrated, rollicking text offers a doggone good time and a perfectly happy ending.

About the Author

Jill McElmurry was the illustrator of many picture books, including her own Mad About Plaid, When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt and the best-selling Little Blue Truck series, written by Alice Schertle. She happily divided her time between the wide landscape of New Mexico and a green island in Minnesota. Jill passed away in August 2017.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780358622208
ISBN-10: 0358622204
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: November 29th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English