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Smasher -Lib

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Dick King-Smith brings his signature wit and charm to the "Stepping
Stone" line with a lovable new puppy who's sure to capture readers' hearts.
Smasher is "always" getting into trouble, whether it's chasing chickens,
chewing up Mrs. Buzzard's slippers, or breaking all her china. Now she wants to
get rid of him. Can Farmer Buzzard find a way to save him? Or is Smasher in the
Published September 23rd 1997 by Turtleback Books (first published 1996)
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Nicola Mansfield
I thought I hadn't read this before but not too many pages in I realized I had. My eldest son was quite fond of this author so we've had a lot of his books in the house and I still have some left, but my youngest never took to them. Smasher is a cute book. A bit of a take on the ugly duckling story. This is an easy chapter book as well. Probably good for average 3rd grade readers. This is a realistic story of a "throwback" puppy of a litter; he's not weak or a runt. In fact he's the biggest and ...more
"Smasher was my favorite character and I liked the end." (Editor's note: this book was lame!)
Kristy McRae
Cute and funny! I always enjoy King-Smith's animal-related books. My daughter loved it, too.
Mr. Tedrow
my book is about a dog named smasher. he is always getting in trouble. but its not his fault!how was
he supposed to know it was wrong to chase those chickens? and nobody said he couldn't chew up
Mrs.Buzzard's slippers. Or break all her china. Or wet on her living room furniture. now Mrs. Buzzard wants to get rid of smasher. can farmer Buzzard find a way to save him? or will he be banished from the farm...forever? I really enjoyed this book.
I put this book down after reading the first few pages. Horrific! The story opens with a farmer saying terribly mean things to a newborn puppy - very inappropriate. The grammar is awful and would be difficult for a beginning reader to read. I was appalled at what I read on the first few pages and could not continue.
Donna Hunt
cute story bout a bull mastiff pup born to a collie dog and growing up on a farm where he chased chickens, destroyed many thing inside the house and generally caused trouble, and how, a soft hearted farmer couldn't bear to part with him and decided to train this dog up right and make Smasher a truly smashing dog.
my favorite part was when smasher protected the house from robers.the worst part was when the robbers came.the worst character was the robbers. my favorite character was smasher
I loved this book as a lotle kid. I might still like it; i have't read it in a long time.
Roger Fisher
This story of a misfit puppy would be a fun read for early readers.

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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.

Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get
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