The Fast and the Furriest
The Fast and the Furriest
The Fast and the Furriest
Andy Behrens
Meet Kevin Pugh, 12-year-old couch potato. Now meet Cromwell, his part beagle, part potato chip dog. Kevin’s looking forward to spending his summer doing as little as possible. Unfortunately, Kevin’s father, former Chicago Bears star player/super-sports fanatic, Howie Pugh, feels differently. So does Cromwell, who has suddenly and mysteriously developed a fascination with agility competitions: running up seesaws, leaping over hurdles, soaring through hoops (sometimes). If he has to do anything, Kevin would rather do something for newly obsessed Cromwell, but dog agility lessons do not constitute a sport in his father’s mind, so football camp it is. Until some well-timed events collide, literally, and soon Kevin’s found a way for he and Cromwell to take classes, and the upstart Team Cromwell is born.Andy Behrens has written a hilarious novel with a dry-as-dirt protagonist who’s constantly tortured by the goings-on around him. It’s also a charming story about a boy and his dog, as well as a meaningful and heartfelt look at a relationship between a boy and his father who don’t always see eye-to-eye.

Book Details


  • Humor

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Kevin Pugh is a fat and lazy 12-year-old who doesn't like to do anthing but play video games, eat, watch T.V., and eat some more. He's stuck in a family of sports fanatics, his dad, a retired Chicago Bear, his little sister, a star soccer player, and his mom their schedule keeper. His dog, Cromwell, is anything but active. Kevin likes to say that he is part potato chip, part dog. But when one day Kevin and Cromwell were watching TV as usual, and agility training competition appeared on the TV and inspired Cromwell to be active. How will this new Cromwell affect Kevin's life?

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