with audio recording

Illustrated by Tim Bowers

About The Book

A tale in haiku
of one adorable dog.
Let’s find him a home.

Wandering through the neighborhood in the early-morning hours, a stray pooch follows his nose to a back-porch door. After a bath and some table scraps from Mom, the dog meets three lovable kids. It’s all wags and wiggles until Dad has to decide if this stray pup can become the new family pet. Has Mooch finally found a home? Told entirely in haiku by master storyteller Andrew Clements, this delightful book is a clever fusion of poetry and puppy dog.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Andrew Clements (1949–2019) was the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he was nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He was also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. Find out more at

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Tim Bowers began his illustrating career working as an artist for Hallmark Cards. In 1986 he illustrated his first picture book, The Toy Circus by Jan Wahl. Since then, he has illustrated more than twenty books for children. Mr. Bowers lives with his family in Granville, Ohio.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481413541
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Utah Beehive Award Master List
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award
  • Golden Sower Masterlist (NE)
  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List (MD)
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List
  • Monarch Award Master List (IL)
  • KIND Children's Book Award Honor Book

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