Chowder by Peter Brown


Written by Peter Brown
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Chowder by Peter Brown

As hard as he tries, Chowder has never managed to fit in with the other neighborhood dogs. While the neighborhood dogs are content to fetch newspapers and take walks, Chowder spends his days on the computer, dancing with his headphones, and using his favorite toy of all, his telescope. But being different makes Chowder lonely. When a petting zoo opens, Chowder is determined to make friends with the zoo animals. And with a strong kick and a flying leap, Chowder finally finds a place where he can be comfortable being his silly, slobbery self. Chowder is a hilarious and heartwarming story that introduces an endearing new character: a weird but completely loveable bulldog who learns to make friends by being true to his quirks.


Chowder's search for nonhuman friends is as funny as it is poignant. --School Library Journal * Everything works here. The tongue-in-cheek humor melds delightfully with Brown's distinctive artwork. --Booklist, starred review

About the Author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including the fabulously funny Mr Tiger Goes Wild. He has won a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award. Peter lives in New York.

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32 pages


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Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

2nd August 2012



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