by Peter Brown (Little Brown, 2007) Ages 4 to 8 Peter Brown "gets" kids. His Chowder
books are pure delight and The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder
is no exception. When Chowder goes off to the Fabu Pooch Boot Camp, as usual, he just doesn't fit in. Try as he might, Chowder simply cannot conform. When the First Annual Fabu Pooch Pageant is announced, Chowder anxiously tries to think of a way to win. A forgotten trampoline proves to be just the ticket. The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder
is another jewel from Brown about the pitfalls of conformity and the value of individuality. Brown's surreal illustrations are an added bonus.