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Mr. and Mrs. Portly and Their Little Dog, Snack

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When Mrs. Amanda Portly looks into Snack’s hopeful brown eyes, she just can’t resist bringing him home. For the next week the two are inseparable, and Snack even helps Mrs. Portly capture the true spirit of red dahlias in one of her paintings. Then Mr. Portly comes home from his fishing trip. Mr. Portly likes art and he likes beauty, but he does not like dogs—and Snack is ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 2009)
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Nice story of a change of heart for the elementary school age crowd. A little long for reading aloud, depending on the audience. but the pictures are great.
Adriana Devoy
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mrs. Portly finds a pup named Snack in a basket at the vegetable stand. "You need a home. I have a home. How lucky is that?' she proclaims.

Snack listens eagerly as Mrs. Portly rattles off the rules of the house, one of which involves not getting underfoot of Mr. Portly. Snack snuggles at Mrs. Portly's slippers as she makes meals, paints glorious watercolors, and watches cartoons. But when Mr. Portly returns from a fishing trip, Snack is banished to a dog house outside.

It's more dog cottage than
Jan 04, 2010 rated it liked it
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Mrs. Portly adopts Snack as a puppy while Mr. Portly is off on a fishing trip. Snack helps Mrs. Portly with her painting, he enjoys eating dinner with her and sleeping in her bed. Then when Mr. Portly arrives home from his fishing trip everything changes and Snack has to live in a doghouse outside. One night the Portlys are robbed and Snack wakes up the Portlys as the robber is getting away. Then Mr. Portly comes to love Snack too.

The illustrations and font are very stylized. The story may be o
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Amanda Portly adopts a little dog named Snack while her husband, Zander, if on fishing trip. Mrs. Portly immediately falls in love with Snack, but her husband does not like dogs. Soon Mr. Portly makes his wife decide between him or the dog. Can Snack win Mr. Portly's love?
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Mrs. Portly finds a puppy, she adopts it. Mr. Portly does not like dogs. But, Snack, their dog barks his way into his heart.
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