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Chuck and Danielle by Peter Dickinson

Chuck and Danielle

by Peter Dickinson

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Hilarious & charming, even if you don't particularly like dogs. Especially for ages 7-9, but would be a fun read-aloud for the whole family, too. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
A fun little story - or series of stories. Chuck is a (female) whippet, on the far end of the spectrum of her naturally nervous breed; Danielle is her owner, the daughter of a single mother. The stories follow Chuck's encounters with various terrible whippet-eating monsters, ranging from motorcycles and Monstercats (the ones that don't run away) to balloons and a cardboard tunnel. In a completely non-anthropomorphized and non-cutesy way, Chuck navigates all these dangers and has some surprising successes along the way - sometimes by overcoming her fear, sometimes by giving in to it. Danielle manages her dog very nicely, helping put the best, most useful face on her actions. And Chuck solves a few problems for her, very nicely. Happy ending, even - not a cliche-y one, but a realistic one. A book I'll read again, though probably not soon. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Apr 15, 2013 |
mixed results, just OK.
  monica5 | Mar 15, 2007 |
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The author... demonstrates his versatility with this brief, light-as-air tale of a highstrung whippet, nicknamed Chuck, and her fond young keeper, Danielle. To Chuck... the whole world is a place of suspicious noises, menacing paper bags and supermarket carts, lurking "monstercats," and potentially dangerous shoes, smells, and shadows. ... Dickinson creates a cast of deftly delineated characters, human and otherwise, and his dog's-eye view of their seemingly unpredictable antics is both credible and delightful. Hats off to a winning canine antihero.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375895051, Paperback)

Chuck is Danielle's dog, a whippet who isn't just timid--she's terrified, convinced that everything is coming to get her. But Danielle's sure that Chuck will save the universe one day. In seven funny stories, Chuck does her best to make Danielle's dream come true.

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Danielle's pet whippet, Chuck, is terrified of absolutely everything, but Danielle is sure that Chuck is going to save the universe one day.

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