Amelia wants a dog, needs a dog, and believes she simply cannot live without a small brown dog with a wet pink nose. But rather than begging or pleading, Amelia decides on a more creative tactic to convince her parents that she is ready for a dog. She adopts an imaginary dog named Bones. Bones goes everywhere with Amelia. He's a part of the family. So, when he goes missing, it's only natural that they look for him. But what Amelia finds at the end of her search is a real live small, brown dog. Fortunately for Amelia, her parents are finally able to see what she does: that a four-legged furry friend is, in fact, just what the family needs.
Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen's is the author of many picture books including Elizabeti's Doll, which earned her the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.A graduate of Glasgow University, Linzie Hunter was a theater stage manager before studying illustration at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Originally from Scotland, Linzie now lives in London