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After chasing a rabbit all over the neighborhood, McDuff realizes he's lost. It'll take a keen nose--and a new friend--to find his way back to Fred and Lucy. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Hyperion (first published January 1st 1997)
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Pam
Rosemary Wells knows little terriers all too well! What a fun story with a great ending.One of my all-time favorite children's book series. The artwork is fantastic and truly captures the expressions of small terriers perfectly. Rosemary Wells writes wonderful expressive stories. Perfectly captures the personality of West Highland White terriers.
Erin
We just adore McDuff. The boys like him because he is cute and gets into mischief. I love the artwork; the furniture, the ladies' clothes. Fun to read!
Terri
this is cutest book I read, very short and cute picturs of Westie..
Robert Beveridge
Rosemary Wells, McDuff Comes Home (Hyperion, 1997)

The McDuff stories are big juju among my wife's family. (My wife explained it to me as “my mom always wanted a Scotty” at one point.) I'd never heard of them before the bean came along, but the first time Grandma took him to the library, they came home with a fistful, two of them from the library's ongoing used book sale, three taken out of the library. As far as I could tell, McDuff Comes Home was the second of them, chronologically. After the e
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April
1. Rating: 3
2. A book review from School Library Journal said, "McDuff, an all-too-curious Yorkshire terrier, finds himself far from home when a rabbit in the next yard proves to be too much temptation and he takes off after it. The rabbit outwits him, though, and the small dog suddenly realizes that he's lost. Help comes in the form of a lively senior citizen who finds the wayward pup and takes him home (with directions from McDuff) on her motorcycle. Wells is a master at the delicate art of st
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Karen
McDuff is adorable! I'm not normally a fan of Rosemary Wells, but McDuff is adorable!

As I was reading this book to my six-year-old son, he picked up his rabbit off of the floor and started acting out the story.

I loved the 1940-ish illustrations, too.
Laura
McDuff loves to lay in his corner of the garden, under the window of the kitchen of the people that he loves. He can smell the yummy food cooking and hear their happy voices drifting by. He is falling asleep…

But what is that moving in the neighbour’s garden? A rabbit! It must be chased! The rabbit runs and leaps and dashes, and stout little McDuff runs and leaps and dashes after him, but he cannot catch that rabbit. When McDuff finds himself far away from home, he is scared. Will he ever find th
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Eyehavenofilter
Mc Duff is at it again, and in "His" garden is an interloper... a rabbit! so he chases the rabbit, who then leads him all over hill and dale, losing his collar and tags in the process, till he is so tired he collapses on foreign soil. Its really only Mrs. Higgins garden, but she finds him asleep, under a bush and is determined to bring him home. Secured in the cab of her motorcycle side car she drices him around untill he redognizes his house and is reunited with his family.
The illustrations of
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Dolly
Sep 26, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We love reading books by Rosemary Wells and we've read a couple of the books in the McDuff series and we really like the fluffy little guy. The story is simple and helps remind our girls that the world is very big and sometimes scary to a little pup like him. We've recently adopted a puppy and this was also a good reminder to keep our eye on her, especially if she goes exploring. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Deb
This is the first story I've seen Emily read on her own with her own story line. It involved lots of "hello doggie" and "goodbye doggie". Love the Jeffers illustrations for this series.
Joshua's Mom
Joshua's (4 years) favorite part: McDuff chasing the rabbit all over the park!


Maybe we would have liked this more if we were into the series...
Stacy Tippens
A really cute story about a little dog who gets lost chasing a rabbit but finds his way home with the help of kind strangers.
Edna
The illustrator Susan Jeffers did an excellent job with capturing how a Westie looks like and its mannerisms.
Cheryl
Cute but rather insubstantial. But it's a whole series, so maybe some of the others are better. I'll check.
Cana
Mommy says: We really like the McDuff series. He's a sweet little dog.
Jeremy
Read again on Aug. 20, 2014.
Dee
Apr 27, 2009 Dee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Westie lovers
Shelves: children-s-books
A westie, say no more!
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Rosemary Wells is the author of a number of popular children's books, most notably the Max and Ruby series which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies - curious three year old Max and bossy seven year old Ruby. She gets the inspiration for Max and Ruby from her two daughters and the experiences they
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