From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Two pups, lovable and well-behaved Victor and "cool and bad" Butch, are taking a cruise with their owners. Victor is excited about everything but Butch is most impressed with the Captain's dog, "Lord Laa-Di-Dah," and is determined to emulate him in every way. The vacationing dogs' friendship becomes strained when Butch receives an invitation signed "Yours snootily," to join the Captain's table for dinner, but Victor does not, and he learns that being hoity-toity, or "ahoyty-toyty," is not all it's cracked up to be. While youngest listeners might not understand the tongue-in-cheek wordplay, the vibrantly colorful larger-than-life illustrations and expressive language effortlessly convey the meaning. A silly story about snobbery and recognizing one's true friends.–Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL
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"A tale of friendship and falling out, wonderfully entertaining on so many levels" Independent "The story of how Victor and Butch see off the snooty Lord Lah-Di-Dah by shouting 'Asployty-bloyty-splithery-sployty and stick it up your snoyty!'" Daily Telegraph "Stylishly and brightly illustrated throughout" Carousel
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