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Percy and TumTum: A Tale of Two Dogs

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
TumTum is the most cushy and cuddly dog in the town. His new family adores him when they bring him home—all except for Percy, the family’sotherdog. TumTum knows lots of tricks, has a beautiful white fluffy coat, and even receives the Pet of the Year award. Jealous of TumTum’s adoring fans, Percy hatches a brilliant plan to make TumTum less cute (which happens to involve a ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Running Press Kids (first published January 1st 2012)
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Apr 25, 2012 Kayce rated it really liked it
A very cute story about a dog who is reluctant to make friends with the new addition to the family. The illustrations are adorable and really capture the feelings and personalities of the furry main characters.
Danika Meunier
Percy is less than impressed when his family brings home a new dog. The fluffy family and neighborhood favorite pup steals the spotlight. Percy "treats" him to a new haircut.
Oct 19, 2014 Cmeiss330 rated it it was amazing
Cute story with a good, simple message - don't let jerks get you down and be nice to others. The illustrations are adorable too!
Feb 07, 2013 Samantha rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, dogs
Percy the dog is jealous of TumTum the new dog in the family. He goes out of his way to be mean, but finds in the end that you can't keep a good dog down. Much like the Grinch, Percy has a change of heart and gains a friend.

Illustrations are detailed and complement the text by flushing out the hatred that Percy has for TumTum. It's the kind of artwork that reveals something new to readers with each rereading.

Both an exaggerated and a realistic read that is wholly entertaining for dog lovers.
Dec 09, 2014 Dyah rated it liked it
Tum Tum is a charming roly poly dog with fluffy white hair and everybody loves him. The family that adopt him have another dog named Percy. Percy doesnt like Tum Tum because he thinks Tum Tum is silly. Instead of accepting Tum Tum's friendly gestures, Percy is playing pranks on him. But in the end, Percy realizes that people like Tum Tum not because of his looks, but his personality. The two dogs then become friends.

Eventhough I'm not a fan of dogs, I still find this story fun.

May 15, 2012 Jacqueline rated it liked it
Liked the art but the story didn't really work for me. As much as I love dogs I find it very hard to believe a whole town would shave it's heads because a dog had all it's hair cut off.
Mar 12, 2013 Brindi rated it it was ok
I really, really liked the illustrations, but thought the book was a little mean. (I know it was a moral thing and all, but I was sad.)
Jeremiah Lee
Jan 16, 2013 Jeremiah Lee rated it it was ok
Shelves: library
Story about realizing that perhaps you should give a new friend a chance. Nothing special, but worth a read once.
Jul 06, 2012 Cristina rated it it was ok
I liked the voice it was written in--a grown-up voice for kids.
Jan 05, 2012 Rahmadiyanti rated it really liked it
Oh, Tum Tum... you are so sweeeeeet!
Jessie Jury
Mar 18, 2013 Jessie Jury rated it liked it
Loved the illustrations.
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