Item description for Piper by Emma Chichester Clark...
Overview When Piper the dog's grim new master treats him badly, he is terrified and runs away to the big city where his courage and desire to please makes him a hero and finds him a new, loving home.
Publishers Description "When Piper was a little puppy his mother used to say to him, "Always obey your master. Always look both ways before you cross the street. And always help anyone in danger.""
Piper is a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. He does his best to follow his mother's advice, but when his grim new master treats Piper badly, he is terrified and runs away. Will Piper's humble, quiet courage be better appreciated in the big city?
This story, written and illustrated by award-winning author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, will inspire young readers to stand up for their beliefs. And the loveable Piper is sure to capture their hearts.
From The Book Jacket
Piper is a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. His mother told him to always obey his master, and he does his best to follow her advice. But when his grim new master treats Piper badly, he is terrified and runs away. Will his humble, quiet courage be better appreciated in the big city?
This story, written and illustrated by award-winning author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, will inspire young readers to stand up for themselves. And the lovable Piper is sure to capture their hearts.
Citations And Professional Reviews Piper by Emma Chichester Clark has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 12/04/2006 page 58
Booklist - 01/01/2007 page 112
School Library Journal - 05/01/2007 page 90
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2007 page 294
Christian Century - 12/11/2008 page 25
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1255
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.12" Width: 8.74" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2007
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0802853145 ISBN13 9780802853141
Availability 0 units.
More About Emma Chichester Clark
Emma Chichester Clark is the award-winning illustrator of more than forty collections and picture books, including Michael Morpurgo's "The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables." She is also the author and illustrator of "Follow the Leader!" She lives in London, England.
Emma Chichester Clark currently resides in West London.
Last weekend, I read this book to my three grandsons and they loved it! It is a fun, exciting, and touching book to read--especially if you read each part with plenty of emotion! Enjoy!
Piper Oct 16, 2007
I purchased this book for my granddaughter's 1st birthday. Her name is Piper and I thought this is something she can have for a long time. I was really pleased with the book and she loves having her parents read it to her even though she is not old enough yet to know it is actually her name.
gentle and heartwarming story about the importance of being true to oneself. Jun 10, 2007
Award-winning author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark presents Piper, a picturebook about a gentle black dog taught by his mother to help others in trouble. Yet when his grim new master treats him badly for refusing to chase away rabbits, Piper runs away and searches the big city for a place where he can be appreciated. Piper rescues an old lady from being run over by a car, triggering a city-wide search to find the heroic and compassionate canine. A gentle and heartwarming story about the importance of being true to oneself.
Treating animals with kindness May 8, 2007
Piper is taught by his mother to always obey his master, look both ways when crossing the road, and always help those in danger. But when Piper is given away to a cruel master who beats and ties him up without any food, he decides to run away.
This story is a little dark to begin with, but it has a happy ending. It is a good story to teach the importance of treating animals with kindness.
Very Sweet Story Apr 14, 2007
A pleasurable read, nice illustrations, a kind and lovable dog - adventure and happy ending - What else could you ask for in a children's book? We loved it!