HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver

HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Homer the dog feels ""disgusted"" when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door -- he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, and the shade tree in her yard. When he finds his master, Hank, putting his own house up for sale, Homer tries every trick he knows to stop the sale from going through. He frightens off buyers by showering them with dirt and scratching as if he had fleas. He tears wallpaper off the walls. He runs to his friends' house and winds up locked in their garage for two days. When he finally gets out, he doesn't care about moving so much -- he just wants Hank. But at home, a surprise awaits him: Mrs. Gallivant is back, and she and Hank have swapped houses. Levin, a cartoonist, provides just the right lighthearted illustrations to support the tone of the text. A funny story about the anxieties of moving from the author of the Mrs. Toggle books.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1994
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Four Winds