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Author: Garland, Michael
A walrus, a whale, penguins, and others help Pete the dog get to Grandma's house.
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Kirkus Reviews (07/01/15)
School Library Journal (09/01/15)
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School Library Journal - 09/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—Pete, the anthropomorphized dog, is off on a car ride to visit Grandma for her birthday. Hoping to bypass the extremely congested roads, Pete takes a detour. Initially venturing toward what appears to be a major city, he finds himself lost on a mountaintop. Pete asks a local bear for assistance and is erroneously pointed away from Grandma's house. He is no closer to his destination and is forced to ask directions from a bird, big cat, walrus, and flock of penguins. Ultimately, a whale carries Pete and his car back to the city, where a police officer helps Pete find Grandma's house and he hand delivers her gift. The pencil and digital artwork is bright and colorful. VERDICT This slight story is an acceptable addition for larger collections.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.