That New Animal

That New Animal

by Emily Jenkins (Narrated by)

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A new baby changes everything . . . for two dogs

FudgeFudge does not like that new animal. Marshmallow does not like it either. Not even a little bit. So begins this forthright, hilarious, and boldly illustrated story about two dogs that see the arrival of a new baby as a huge problem. They don't like the way that new animal smells or the way the people just sit and stare at it, forgetting all about FudgeFudge and Marshmallow. They have to do something about it, but what? Then one morning a stranger named Grandpa arrives, and he wants to hold that new animal. Instantly FudgeFudge and Marshmallow know they can't allow that. Why? they ask each other. Because, by now, that new animal has become their new animal.

A picture book that speaks with wise and knowing humor to every parent and child who has welcomed or resisted an addition to the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439849234
Publisher: Weston Woods Studios, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Emily Jenkins is the author of several picture books, including Daffodil and Five Creatures, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Pierre Pratt haswritten and/or illustrated many books for children. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

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That New Animal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FudgeFudge and Marshmallow ruled the roost, more or less. They received a great deal of attention from the man and woman to whom they belonged, so basically they were two happy dogs. That is until a new animal came to live at their house. They do not like this intruder one bit. For starters, he didn't smell at all like a dog, and people didn't play with them any more - no sticks to chase or tossed balls to run after. People just sat and looked at the new animal. The intruder took FudgeFudge's spot on the couch, and no one even noticed that Marshmallow was showing his tummy, ready to be scratched. To add insult to injury, when Marshmallow whines, someone tells him to be quiet. And, when FudgeFudge barks, he's sent to the corner. But, when the new animal cries it is cuddled and kissed. How ridiculous! Of course, the new animal is a baby. The two dogs simply do not know how to deal with this member of the family. It takes a visit from Grandpa to straighten things out. Youngsters will laugh at the dogs' reaction to the baby, and many will probably relate to the changes that occur when a new person joins the family. - Gail Cooke