Maggi and Milo

Maggi and Milo


  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803737952
  • 32 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 3-5 years


Maggi is an excellent adventurer, a pretty good songwriter, an aspiring scientist, and Milo’s best friend. Milo is a Border Collie, and he’s very smart.  When Maggi gets a book about frogs from her grandma, naturally, she decides to take Milo to find frogs the very next day.  But it turns out that catching frogs is hard work. Lucky for Maggi, Milo is there to help. And lucky for Milo, even though Maggi’s not the world’s best frog hunter, she’s the kind of friend who makes everything a little more fun.

With the spunk of Ladybug Girl and an illustration style suggestive of Charles Schulz, Maggi and Milo are an irresistible pair with a whole lot of charm.


“Move over Ladybug Girl, there’s a new spunky gal-and-canine twosome in town.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The digitally created illustrations are bright and appealing, especially those of the lovable black-and-white pup, who is almost twice Maggi’s size…a ‘ribbeting’ read-aloud.” – School Library Journal

“Brenning tells the story in a roundabout way, with a few breezy tangents, some musical interludes, and a happy ending in which Maggi and Milo cuddle up and listen to the frogs’ nighttime songs. Further adventures would be welcome.” – Booklist
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