by Imai, Ayano.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Imai, Ay
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  qj Fic Imai, Ay
Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E IM
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  E IM
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK IMA
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK IMA
Chester loves his family and wants nothing more than to spend time with them. But work and school are keeping the family extremely busy and Chester is taking a backseat. When the family forgets to take him for his walk, again, Chester decides he's had enough- It's time to find a new home.

But when Chester is turned away by a flock of forest birds and taken in by a wealthy woman who treats him more like a toy than a dog, Chester soon discovers that old homes are not so easily replaced.

Ayano Imai presents a quirky tale for anyone who ever thought the grass was greener on the other side.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""*Starred Review* Chester, a black-and-white dog with a serious mein, loves his family, but they seem to have forgotten about him. Unhappy, he puts his doghouse on his head and leaves. But for where? In the forest, the birds think he's a wolf and force him out. The city is too crowded and expensive. When he's scooped up by a wealthy woman, Chester finds himself in the lap of luxury. Toys! Treats! But after his owner dreses him in baby clothes, Chester takes off. Now what? a cold and lonely Chester wonders as he walks in the rain. Then, in the happiest of endings, he hears the voices of his family, who have been looking for him since he left. Imai, who lives in Japan, has produced a small gem. The story one that children can take easily to their hearts is illustrated in delicate watercolors that nonetheless project force both in action and emotion. Masterfully, Imai combines an almost surrealistic style, in which price tags float in the breeze and leaves serve as umbrellas, with a centered plotline that keeps its focus throughout. At the heart of everything is the dogged dog Chester, who rarely changes expression but learns much about leaving and loving."--"Cooper, Ilene" Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Minedition,2007
Other Titles Chappi.
Contributors Bishop, Kathryn.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9780698400627
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