?Once it starts?the longing for a dog?there is no cure for it.? Not checkers or kites or furry boots with zippers; not playing the trumpet or sharing movie popcorn with your friend; nothing can stop the longing for a dog. . . . Nothing?but a dog! With lyrical text and art that ranges from bright and colorful to subtle and dreamy, this book perfectly captures one little girl's yearning for a barking, bounding best friend. Readers young and old will recognize themselves in this emotionally satisfying, universal story of childhood longing and canine companionship.