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Stephens, Helen, 1972-
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First American edition.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
While on a cruise with their human friends, two dogs decide to act like the captain's snooty pooch, but Victor makes a faux pas and only Butch is invited to eat at Lord Laa-Di-Dah's table.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 78568.

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Victor is a good pup who always does what he's told. Butch is bad and loves being naughty. It's vacation time and Victor and Butch and their owners, Miss Loopy and Miss Froopy Frou-Frou, are going on a cruise. Onboard the ship, the two young pups meet the Captain's dog, Lord Laa-Di-Da, who is very impressive indeed! Can Butch be as cool as Lord Laa-Di-Da? Will Victor be left out in the cold? What will become of their friendship? In this adorable follow-up toPoochie-Poo, Helen Stephens elegantly captures one of the many pitfalls of friendship that young readers are sure to recognize.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Puppy pals Victor and Butch return in Ahoyty-Toyty by Helen Stephens, a companion to Poochie-Poo. When their owners, Miss Loopy and Miss Froopy-Frou-Frou take a cruise, the pups "couldn't wait to explore." When they meet the ship captain's dog, the snooty Lord Laa-Di-Dah, Butch impresses him, while Victor flubs and fumbles in front of him. Will this new dog drive a wedge between the friends? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.