What's a pampered cat to do now that she has to compete for attention with an ill-mannered puppy?
Princess Puffybottom has the perfect life -- her subjects serve her delicious meals, clean up her "delicate matters" and wait on her hand and foot. Life is good . . . until Darryl arrives. Princess Puffybottom thinks he's disgusting, horrid and a true animal. Though she tries everything in her power to banish him (including hypnosis, trickery and even sabotage), it looks like this puppy is here to stay. Can Princess P. and Darryl find a way to co-exist?
Princess Puffybottom, a dignified cat with a feathery black tail, is not pleased when her two mothers ("her subjects") bring home Darryl, a light brown puppy with a slurping tongue: "He was horrible. He was disgusting. He was an animal!" She rejoices when it seems that Darryl has gone away--but he returns wearing a cone and garners cuddles from their humans. Attempts to frame Darryl don't work, and the princess is left despondent. But she begins to notice the dog's good qualities: he's useful when it comes to getting into the garbage and, anyway, he "worshipped her." A final spread reveals a new surprise: the couple has added a newborn child to the family. Mueller's frisky digital cartoons flaunt the pets' differing personalities, making their eventual coziness all the more tender. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.