By: Lori Ries / Illustrated by: Frank W. Dormer
A trip to the vet requires bravery.
They met and became best friends in Aggie and Ben. They learned to behave in Good Dog, Aggie. Now Aggie and Ben must conquer their fears in their third book for beginning readers. Puppy, Aggie, has to go to the vet, but it's Ben who needs to be brave as he deals with a night without his best friend. When Aggie returns home, she is unable to play. Ben must do his best to take care of her and make her feel better.
Frank W. Dormer's expressive illustrations tell the story of the special bond between a boy and his loyal pet dog. Young readers will love the continuing adventures of Aggie and Ben.
Dormer's illustrations are wonderful, evoking pathos when Ben cries in the backseat of the car on the way home after leaving Aggie, and laughter when Ben transforms her from a "lamp head" to a "lion head" by drawing a mane on her Elizabethan collar. Ries and Dormer once again prove a delightful pairing, cheerfully and tenderly persuading new readers to keep turning the page. -School Library Journal starred review.
Dormer's illustrations mirror and expand Ries's text. -Horn book starred review.