The Amazing Amos and the Greatest Couch on Earth

Howie Schneider, Author, Howie Schnieder, Author, Susan Seligson, With Joy Street Books $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-316-78033-9
It only makes sense that the very zippy Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch would garner a sequel, since Amos had only just begun to learn how to motor the couch around town. In this book, he drives it to the park but finds that a circus has taken up residence there. ``Amos had never seen such a peculiar crowd. And they had never seen a dog drive a couch.'' Amos starts practicing with the other members of the circus, but when he gets home at night, he is so tired and lethargic that his owners, the Bobsons, begin to worry about him. On the day that he is told to stay home and nap, he sneaks out anyway, and ends up performing wonderful stunts at the circus. And the Bobsons, in the audience, understand that that their dog--and his couch--is no stranger to the big top. This is a far-fetched, funny follow-up, and this time the action takes place in full-color. Amos's antics are comically drawn--readers will love the pictures of him revving up for a trick. There seems no limit to what this dog--and his couch--can do. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1989
Release date: 04/01/1989
Genre: Children's
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