Skinny Brown Dog

Skinny Brown Dog

A charming story about an unlikely friendship by National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt

Benny the baker leads a simple life. He makes delicious cakes, cookies and muffins, and keeps his customers well fed and happy. When a skinny brown dog shows up on Benny's doorstep, nothing Benny says can convince him to go away. While Benny insists that the dog isn't his, customers soon grow as fond of the skinny brown dog as they are of Benny's yummy treats. The children even name him Brownie—the perfect name for a baker's dog.

Benny starts to wonder what it might be like to have a dog of his own. But it's not until Brownie comes to his rescue that Benny realizes a dog can make a very good friend. Full of winning characters (and delicious treats!), this book celebrates a very special friendship.

Title:Skinny Brown Dog
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780805075878
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    Skinny Brown Dog Reviews

  • Lupine

    I liked the story itself but I couldn't get past the illustrations. All of the other characters are ANIMALS but the dog is still a pet who can't talk but then he starts to wear clothes? And why will a...

  • Rebecca

    cute story about homelessness...

  • Bruce Gargoyle

    I received a copy of this title from PanMacmillan Australia for review.Ten Second Synopsis:When a skinny brown dog turns up outside Benny's bakery, the community take it under their wing. Benny, howev...

  • Mary

    The story of a dog persisting and working his way into the baker's heart is sweet. It has possibile tie-ins with homelessness, prejudice, and character education. The illustrations are not appealing. ...

  • Tamsyn

    I liked this story, but I have a problem with the illustrations: the story is about a baker who won't allow a stray dog into his bakery. As time goes on, he feeds him more and more and thinks about hi...

  • The Library Lady

    I hate to diss a book by Kimberly Willis Holt, who has written some amazing books. But sadly, this isn't one of them.The internal logic of this book doesn't match the artwork.Benny the Baker says "dog...

  • Bethany

    A sweet story of a lonely baker and a stray dog, Skinny Brown Dog allows the characters to interact in ways that are believable and touching. Younger readers might be confused about dogs not being all...

  • Erin

    I do not like this book. You know the problem of Goofy and Pluto? How they're both dogs yet one of them is a pet and the other is a regular guy with a house and a car and such? This book has that same...

  • Scott Hayden

    Benny runs a bakery where, of course, it wouldn't be right to let a dog in. So when the skinny brown dog takes up residence just outside the bakery, Benny shows kindness but holds the line. Visitors g...

  • Pauline

    Hmmm...I think someone else already wrote this in their review...it's kind of weird that the dog is the only animal portrayed AS an animal...I didn't get it and Robby wasn't crazy about it either. Pas...