By Elmore Leonard
The 1st ever children's publication from the hot York instances bestselling grasp of latest fiction:
Buddy's an getting older motion picture star.
Antwan's a rough-and-tumble loner.
And omit Betty, the exhibit lady, is a princess.
Different in approximately each approach, they proportion something: they're all dogs...at heart.
Though Antwan's the chief of his pack and loves putting within the hills, feasting from Hollywood's chicest rubbish cans, he's too curious a coyote to show down his new buddy Buddy's invitation to work out how the opposite part lives. Convincing his new human family members he's a mysterious pooch named Timmy, Antwan quick turns into a part of the brood.
But as Antwan's celebrity rises, Buddy's spirits fall. previous his best to people, blood brother desires to chuck the luxurious and dwell within the wild -- if Antwan will express him how. To cheer up their good friend, Antwan and pass over Betty concoct a bold plan, atmosphere off a series of uproarious adventures that may educate all of them a couple of new tips approximately friendship, relations, and life.
Filled with the spot-on discussion and smart plotting that experience made Elmore Leonard most sensible puppy between writers of each breed, A Coyote's in the home unearths the internal lifetime of dogs -- wild and domesticated -- in a clean, humorous story for the younger and the younger at middle.
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We go out at sunrise and hide in the shrubs back of the swimming pool. We wait till the mom and dad are having their breakfast before we come out and walk toward the house. ” “She’ll be watching from upstairs,” Buddy said, “I’m pretty sure. This’ll be good for her. ” T h e n e x t m o r n i n g , Antwan and Buddy came out of the shrubs and started across the lawn, Antwan with the collar hanging from his jaws. Courtney, in her swimsuit, was running from the house to the pool. She didn’t see them right away.
What little Courtney liked to do, she’d say, “Buddy, stay,” and leave him sitting there all day like a dog made of stone. Except stone dogs didn’t have to pee. Buddy would stay as 23 A Coyote’s in the House long as he could before racing to the dog door to get outside. ” Cody and Courtney would pretend to wrestle with him and stick boogers in his hair and roll on the ﬂoor laughing. Any time Buddy saw them picking their noses he’d run and hide under a bed. The kids would tell their mom, “Buddy won’t play with us,” in that pouty voice they’d put on, and he’d get yelled at.
Enough to buy this big house and fancy cars. He never got yelled at either. They were tired of him and now Miss Betty was getting all the attention. A woman came every week in her Pooch Caboose to give Betty a bath and keep her groomed with all those puffs and pom-poms. Betty loved it. She couldn’t pass a mirror without stopping to look at herself. She never wanted to play, afraid she might muss up her hair. This year, Betty was entered in the dog beauty contest and for the ﬁrst time in her life failed to win Best in Show.