It Came From Beneath the Bed!

It Came From Beneath the Bed!

eBook - 2013
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-- Didn?t But back to my story: It?s about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named ... oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013.
ISBN: 9781442487321
1442487321
Characteristics: 1 online resource (96 pages).
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Summary: -- Didn?t But back to my story: It?s about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named ... oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie.

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AhrenB
Nov 05, 2011

Gr 3-6-Yet another canine member of the Monroe menagerie flirts with literary glory in this mock horror tale. Harold, the "sad-eyed, droopy-eared" stories-must-be-told narrator of previous adventures, defers to his "nephew" to script this series, and the books turn out to be unexpected how-to-write-a-story primers. Harold serves as Howie's experienced editor who offers (often hilariously unheeded) advice and sage insight into a writer's lonely, compulsive, roller-coaster life. His timeless "write what you know" pearl transforms into a narcissistic, Woody Allenesque parody of a detective novel in which literary license has obviously been revoked. Howie revises as Harold criticizes and the story about conquering a ravenous stuffed koala bear that has come to life takes off. Notebook-like "Howie's Writing Journal" pages are interspersed throughout the text to apprise readers of his tortuous writing process. These "tales" could easily become the standard textbook for creative-writing classes.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC

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