Use the story prompts on the back to start developing a character and voice.
About the Book
One day my owner entered
me in the Ugliest Dog in the Universe contest.
It was awful.
SPIKE, Ugliest Dog in the Universe is a tale of a dog who longs for love, tries
to please to earn it, and then, when the thieves arrive, finds that being himself is just enough to save the day. Don't judge a book—or a dog—by its cover!
The collages in this book were created from worn blue jeans, bits of used clothing, and colored papers.
We stopped at the hardware store. I purred.
We stopped at the meat
market. I pretended to nap.
We stopped at the park.
I kept my paws clean.
Then it happened.
Behind the Scenes
Spike, Ugliest Dog in the Universe,
is a tale about a dog with a huge heart,
a dog who is walking proof
of the proverb:
Don't judge a book by its cover!
This tale includes bad guys and good guys, surprises, near misses—and a hero. Guess who? The illustration are collages made from old blue jeans and bits of cloth.