Elise Broach is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including The Wolf Keepers, Shakespeare's Secret, Masterpiece, and the Superstition Mountain Mysteries series as well as The Miniature World of Marvin and James, James to the Rescue, and Trouble at School with Marvin and James. She lives in Connecticut with her family. Eric Barclay is the creator of I Can See Just Fine, Hiding Phil, and Counting Dogs. He has also illustrated several books for young readers. He lives in Texas with his family.
"This sweet story with beautifully vivid illustrations
demonstrates how caring for others leads to personal happiness.
A winning choice for storytime and family
sharing."--School Library Journal"Barclay's illustrations
are jaunty and cartoonlike, reminiscent of the work of Richard
Scarry, with all characters--two-legged, four-legged, or
no-legged--having a fantastic time playing and chasing each other.
. . Great comedy throughout, with an inspiring
"Barclay's simple, cheery ink-and-watercolor pictures emphasize the joy shared by the boy and the many pets . . . Broach's language is similarly straightforward as she underscores the responsibilities and rewards of caring for another and the expansive possibilities of family."--Publishers Weekly
"From Broach and Barclay comes a story about the affection that grows between living beings who care for one another. . . . A sweet choice for a simple story that parents and children will enjoy laughing at together."--Kirkus Reviews
"Warm and funny."--The Horn Book