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“No Room For A Pup” reading
December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
When Mia’s mom says there’s no room for a pup in their apartment, she really, really means it. Mia doesn’t understand. It’s not like she’s asking for an elephant. When mom gets multiple-teamed by Mia, the neighbors, her book-club ladies, and even her own mother it seems resistance may be futile. Author and Wellesley resident Elizabeth Suneby dedicated this book to her own precious pup EJ, who sadly passed away on Oct. 30 at 15 3/4 years old.
“Perfect for young ones yearning for a pet.”
— Kirkus Reviews, June 2019
Mia wants a dog more than anything. But according to her mom, there is just NO ROOM in their very small apartment. Then one day, when she and her grandma are visiting a friend who is giving away puppies, Mia falls in love with a small spotted pup who crawls into her lap. She knows she just has to convince her mom to let her keep him! With help from Grandma — and some of her pet-owning friends — can Mia show her mom how much room there really is in their apartment?
In this charming picture book from Elizabeth Suneby (Wellesley) and Laurel Molk (Lincoln), an I-want-a-dog story meets the Yiddish folk tale about the importance of gratitude popularized in It Could Always Be Worse (a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book) — to comic effect!
With a narrative and illustrations that are action-packed, this is a terrific read-aloud. The timely messages about the importance of gratitude for what one has, the need for generosity and the inclusion of others — there’s always room for one more — resonate.
This book offers a wonderful opportunity for discussions about families and communities, with an intergenerational storyline full of endearing characters — Mia, her mother and her grandmother live in the same apartment building, along with a diverse cast of neighbors. The story also sparks discussions about kindness, perseverance and initiative.
NO ROOM FOR A PUP! is available at Wellesley Books, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble beginning October 1, 2019.