Barkus by Patricia Maclachlan; illustrated by Marc Boutavant. 2017. Published by Chronicle Books.
Brief summary: Uncle Everton comes to visit Nicky before traveling around the world. He leaves Barkus, a large brown dog, to Nicky and her family. Barkus follows Nikky to school becoming her class’s dog. Barkus is loved by everyone and has several little adventures including finding a kitten.
Comments: This is a beginner reader with short chapters to help prepare young readers for chapter book reading. Each chapter is a story within itself. The energy and excitement of having a new pet is shared with the reader. It looks like this may be the first of a series. The title page and spine did say Book 1. The online description says 56 pages.
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