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A goofy new puppy rocks the world of a high-strung dog and a snarky cat in this hilarious graphic novel for early readers out now from Penguin Kids.


Crackers, a goofy dog who goes nuts over squirrels and Butter, a plump cat who loves licking butter, have a nice, cushy, life together — until the day their human comes home with a puppy!

Floppy-eared Peanut is afraid of the dark: yowl! He dips into all the food bowls: slurp! He drools, chews up stuff, always wants to play, and hogs the human’s lap.

Crackers and Butter have had it with all the puppy mayhem. Peanut has to go! But when the little puppy does wander off and gets lost, the older animals remember what it was like to be alone — and lonely. Butter and Crackers to the rescue!

A laugh-out loud graphic novel for beginning readers that’s an endearing story about friendship and acceptance.

Reviews for Puppy Problems

“★★★★★ This graphic novel made me laugh out loud! It’s a quick and easy read, great for younger elementary students. As a cat owner, I loved the cat bits, but I also liked how both Butter and Crackers learned to accept a new puppy into their family.” — Librarian Librarian Loves to Read

“Squirrel wars, furballs, and a new family member are just a few of the problems pets face in this humorous graphic novel for younger readers… An easy handoff to animal lovers.” — Kirkus Reviews  

“This is a great book selection for learning about adjusting to a new family member, such as a new sibling, friendship, and how to share. Adults and children alike will chuckle at the humorous conversation between this trio, and will be eager for the second book in this series to hit the shelves.” — Kendra Perkins, No Flying No Tights

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