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Bosco's Busy Morning

Bosco's Busy Morning

Chuck Murphy
Novelty Book
For ages 2 to 4
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375857287

Bosco the dog is going to play in the park, and he goes to invite his friend Pepper the cat to join him. Pepper is sleeping, and as Bosco calls out “Wake up, Pepper,” three naughty little white mice appear on the scene and they too tell Pepper to “wake up.”

Of course this is more than a dog and a cat can bear, and soon Pepper and Bosco are chasing the three mice, who continue to be extremely sassy and provocative. When they get to Pete’s house, the two friends see that Pete is having a meal. The three mice disrupt Pete’s dining experience by running right under him! What will the mice do next?

This clever novelty book combines a simple little story with charming illustrations, pop-ups, and tabs to pull. Throughout the book, the author finds ways to encourage his readers to practice their counting skills by exploring the artwork.