Barkus is a large and very smart dog who comes to live with seven-year-old Nicky when Nicky's Uncle Everton goes traveling--and soon he is a family and school favorite.
43 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Marc Boutavant is an internationally acclaimed illustrator who has illustrated a wide range of books, and has had work featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker . His previous titles for Chronicle include Around the World with Mouk and For Just One Day as well as the All Aboard Train Puzzle and Matching Game , the Sky High Building Puzzle , and The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up Advent Calendar . He lives in Paris, France.