The Day That Mommy Got Stuck Working Late and I Had to Stay with the Lady Next Door

And She Has Two Big Scary Dogs Named Ghost and Sandy

by Marie Pirolo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781480861572
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781480861565
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781480861589

About the Book

Eight-year-old Mina is having a typical day. She has her favorite breakfast and then skips the whole way to school. There she has history and English and recess, just like normal.


But then the principal asks Mina to come into her office and speak to her mommy on the phone. Because her mommy is going to be late, she tells Mina to go to the next-door neighbor’s house after school. The neighbor, Alice, has two big dogs, Ghost and Sandy, that she rescued and adopted. Although Alice isn’t home, Mina’s ready to have a good time. She has a snack and takes care of the dogs, who also see their friends Jaime the turtle and Ginger the pot-bellied pig. It isn’t her regular routine, but Mina has fun anyway.


In this children’s book, a little girl has an unusual afternoon staying with her neighbor’s dogs and keeping herself busy when her mother is running late.

About the Author

Marie Pirolo was born in Brooklyn, New York, and spent a lot of time on her grandparents’ farm in Port Penn, Delaware, where she was able to get to know the animals. She currently lives in Fort Pierce, Florida.