"Ha ha ha," I howled. "That was so funny. Your face. Ow ow ow!"
"That'll teach you." He shook himself from head to toe and grinned at me. "It was worth it, baby," he growled, He came over and licked me up, and i licked him back. He was some gorgeous, lovely dog.
Melvin Burgess is the author of many novels for young–adult and middle–grade readers. Among them are The Baby and Fly Pie, The Earth Giant, and Smack, winner of Britain’s Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for Fiction, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Mr. Burgess lives in Lancashire, England.