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Butt Ugly

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
BUTT UGLY is a smallish green dog with a snaggle-toothed smile and three little hairs sticking up from his butt. He's the runt in a litter of thirteen walloping tail-waggers. The other pups get names like Sparky, Princess and Fang. But everyone calls him BUTT UGLY. It makes him feel puny—inside and out. When the day arrives for new owners to come and choose puppies to take ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by ZuZu Petals Books (first published August 1st 2008)
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Kaye Cloutman
Jul 02, 2009 Kaye Cloutman rated it it was amazing
"Ugly Butty"

This book is very appropriate with our current economic situation as well. At a time of pink slips, foreclosures, and credit line reductions, one should really look to Butt Ugly to stay positive and move on, because there is always some other person or home willing to open up their doors and hearts to us. The book also shows readers how words and name-calling can both empower and damage the self-esteem, a virtuous lesson very important for the conscientious parent to engrain in their
Jennifer Wardrip
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When you're born the runt of a litter, not to mention a little on the greenish side, with a squished-up face and three straggly hairs sticking out of your rump, it's no surprise that you're given the name Butt Ugly.

It's also no surprise that the name makes you feel puny on the inside, too.

Surrounded by twelve other brothers and sisters with great names like Fang and Princess, you just know that when the time comes to get an owner, you won't be pick of th
Maria Chesley Fisk
Aug 27, 2010 Maria Chesley Fisk rated it it was amazing
Engaging language and delightfully bold and colorful illustrations drew me and my boys into this book. The inspiring message about each individual's worth and right to find his/her place stuck with us. A touchstone book for families.
Joey Klusnick
Sep 12, 2010 Joey Klusnick marked it as to-read
I saw this book in the book store on the Terminal map of Modern Warfare 2 and found it was a real book--it looks funny so I want to read it. lawl :P
Tracy Morton
Mar 12, 2013 Tracy Morton rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
a little depressing at first with the dog being picked up for being so ugly but ended happily with a child falling in love with the pup.
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