“Pitch perfect for those children adjusting to a new person in their lives.” — Kirkus
“Christelow’s exuberant comic-book art humorously shows Emma acting on Queenie’s consistently unsound advice. Young readers will enjoy this romp and perhaps reflect on how they can deal with changes of their own.” — ALA Booklist
— A Junior Library Guild Selection
“A delightful romp . . . along with all the silly fun, there are also some heartfelt messages about friendship and the bond between animals and their human companions.” — ALA Booklist
Birthday: February 14, 1997
Breed: high-strung mutt
Favorite thing to do: Eating
Favorite sport: Eating
Favorite food: You name it; I’ll eat it! Cell phones, Halloween candy, trash…
Job: Keeping my humans in line.
Skills: Ladder-climbing, mouse-hunting, eating, running and …Shh-h-h! Don’t tell anyone—writing on the computer.
Favorite newspaper column: “Dear Queenie”
Another story about Emma’s life with her much-loved, ever-difficult human, George. This time he has a visitor, a STRANGER named Loretta. WHO is she? WHY won’t she let go of George’s hand? Worse, Loretta brings along her dog, Hankie, and they take over Emma’s spot next to George on the couch.
What’s a desperate dog to do? Write to a favorite advice columnist, of course! But this may be one problem that even Dear Queenie can’t solve. Will Emma be able to regain her position as top dog of the household? Will her happy home ever be the same again?
Both drawing and color were done on the computer, using a Wacom Intuos tablet and Photoshop CS4.
Written and Illustrated by Eileen Christelow
Clarion Books – 2010
“Pitch perfect for those children adjusting to a new person in their lives.” —Kirkus
“Christelow’s exuberant comic-book art humorously shows Emma acting on Queenie’s consistently unsound advice. Young readers will enjoy this romp and perhaps reflect on how they can deal with changes of their own.” —ALA Booklist
A Junior Library Guild Selection