By: Lori Ries / Illustrated by: Frank W. Dormer

Meet your new best friend!

Daddy takes Ben on a surprise trip to the pet store. Ben doesn't want a mouse, a snake, or even a cat. But when a certain puppy makes Ben laugh, a lasting friendship is formed. Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy, Aggie.


Awards and Honors

  • Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2006
  • Nick Jr.'s Best Children's Books of 2006
  • Texas 2x2 Reading List
  • The Bank Street College Best Books of the Year
  • Using Format