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DANNY BROWN, THE TROUBLEMAKER

O’BRIEN

DANNY BROWN AND HIS DAFT DOG

ISBN 978-1-78849-011-5

CHILDREN’S FICTION 9 781788 490115

BRIANOG BRADY DAWSON

IT’S NOT FAIR! GRANNY HAS WARM SOCKS. BABY SUSIE HAS A WARM HAT. POOR KEENO HAS NOTHING TO KEEP HIM WARM. BUT DANNY HAS A PLAN – AND THAT’S WHY HE’S IN BIG TROUBLE AGAIN!

AND HIS

BRIANÓG BRADY DAWSON ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL CONNOR


DANNY BROWN AND HIS

BRIANÓG BRADY DAWSON ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL CONNOR COLOURING BY ALAN NOLAN


For Kevin – Danny’s first fan, with love and thanks.

This edition first published 2018 by The O’Brien Press Ltd. 12 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin 6, D06 HD27, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 492 3333; Fax: +353 1 492 2777 Email: books@obrien.ie Website: www.obrien.ie Originally published as Danny’s Pesky Pet, part of the O’Brien Panda series 2003. Reprinted 2006, 2008, 2015. The O’Brien Press is a member of Publishing Ireland. ISBN: 978-1-78849-011-5 Copyright for text © Brianóg Brady Dawson. Copyright for editing, illustrations, layout and design © The O’Brien Press Ltd. Typesetting, layout, editing, design: The O’Brien Press Ltd. Illustrations: Michael Connor. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilised in any way or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the publisher. 87654321 22 21 20 19 18 Printed and bound by Białostockie Zakłady Graficzne S.A. The paper in this book is produced using pulp from managed forests. Published in:


Danny Brown strikes again ...

Me?


Danny was in a big hurry. He grabbed his warm coat. He put the lead on Keeno. ‘Let’s go, Grandpa,’ he said. ‘I’m ready.’ You’re so slow, Grandpa!

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‘Just a minute!’ said Mum. ‘It’s cold. Susie will need her hat. The woolly one with the big pink bobble.’

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Susie’s a nuisance!

Danny didn’t want Susie to come. He whispered to Grandpa: ‘Susie can stay at home. It’s too cold for babies.’ 8


Grandpa smiled. ‘It’s cold for animals, too,’ he said. ‘Some animals die from the cold. And Keeno has no hat! Maybe we should leave

Keeno at home.’ ‘No way!’ said Danny.

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Danny and Grandpa walked to the park. ‘Walk quickly, Danny,’ said Grandpa. ‘It will help you to keep warm.’

Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off to the park we go!

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‘Come on, Keeno!’ called Danny. ‘Hurry up or you’ll die from the cold.’ Could Keeno die of cold?

‘Grandpa,’ asked Danny, ‘how do animals keep warm in winter?’ 11


‘Some animals grow thick woolly coats,’ said Grandpa.

Poor Keeno has no coat, thought Danny. 12


‘And hedgehogs hibernate,’ added Grandpa. ‘Do you know what that means, Danny?’

Emmmmm...

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Danny wasn’t sure. ‘Of course I do!’ he said. ‘It means they go hyper.’

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Grandpa laughed out loud. ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’

‘No, Danny,’ he said. ‘It means they go for a long winter sleep.’ 15


Suddenly a small, grey squirrel darted along the ground. ‘Look,’ whispered Grandpa. ‘That squirrel is gathering nuts. Squirrels collect lots of nuts for the cold winter days.’ Hey! I’m not a nut!

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‘That’s very clever,’ said Danny.

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Soon they came to the lake. The water was frozen. Grandpa took some bread out of his pocket. ‘Let’s feed the ducks,’ he said.

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Icy bottoms!

Danny stared at the ducks. They slid along the ice. ‘Their little bottoms must be frozen,’ he said.

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Susie watched Grandpa throw bread to the ducks. ‘Quack! Quack! Quack!’ she said. The bobble on her hat bobbed up and down. 20


Keeno stood by the edge of the lake and shivered. Danny looked at Susie’s hat. Keeno needs a hat, he thought.

Then he had a great idea.

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He grabbed Susie’s woolly hat. ‘Keeno!’ whispered Danny. ‘Come here, boy!’ Susie’s far too hot!

Keeno ran to Danny.

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Danny put Susie’s woolly hat on Keeno’s head. ‘Woof!’ barked Keeno.

‘Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!’ cried Susie. Oh no! thought Danny. What will I do? 23


Duck bread for Susie! Yum!

Danny could see bread in Grandpa’s pocket. He pulled out some of the bread. ‘Here, Susie,’ he whispered.

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But Keeno snatched the bread. He raced around the park. He barked and jumped. Susie’s hat went flying up into a tree.

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Grandpa laughed till he shook. Then he got a stick and hit Susie’s hat down. It fell in the mud.

Oops!

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‘Oh, Danny!’ said Grandpa. ‘I think we’re in trouble!’

Oh no! More trouble!

But when they got home nobody saw the dirty hat. 27


Granny was complaining. ‘It’s so cold!’ she grumbled. She was wearing her big blue cardigan. She pulled it tightly around her. 28


Danny thought Granny looked like a

huge hedgehog. ‘Why don’t you hibernate, Granny?’ he asked.

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A whole winter without Granny! Yippee!


Mum laughed. ‘Try these first,’ she said. She held up two big pink woolly socks. ‘They’re bedsocks,’ she explained.

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‘Wonderful!’ Granny said. ‘Every night my feet are like

two lumps of ice!’ 31


Poor Keeno’s cold too!

Danny had an idea. ‘Mum,’ he said. ‘Keeno needs warm woollies too. Will you knit something for him?’ 32


‘Are you crazy?’ cried Mum. ‘Dogs don’t need woollies!’ And Mum walked off without another word. 33


Danny was very cross. He saw Susie’s hat on the table. He took the hat and put it on Keeno’s head.

Susie’s gloves were on a chair. Danny took the gloves and put them on Keeno’s front paws. 34


I’ll warm you up, Keeno!

‘You need something for your back paws too, Keeno,’ said Danny. ‘They might turn to ice like Granny’s feet!’ 35


Suddenly Danny had a great idea. ‘I know what you can wear!

Granny’s bedsocks! They’ll do the trick!’ Danny put Granny’s bedsocks on Keeno.

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Keeno yawned – a big, long yawn. ‘Keeno!’ cried Danny excitedly. ‘You should hibernate like the hedgehog.’ Lovely warm dog!

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Then Danny thought of the clever squirrel with his pile of nuts. ‘And you should have lots of food like the squirrel,’ he said.

He went to a cupboard. It was full of tins of dog food. 38


Danny opened lots of tins. He gathered them up in his arms.

‘Now, let’s find somewhere for you to hibernate!’ he said. 39


Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off to bed we go!

Keeno followed Danny upstairs. The spare bedroom was empty. ‘This is perfect, Keeno!’ whispered Danny. 40


Danny left the dog food on the floor. He put Keeno in one of the beds. ‘Now, go to sleep, Keeno!’ he said. 41


All sorted, and nobody noticed!

Everyone was watching television when Danny came downstairs.

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‘The weather forecast is very bad,’ said Grandpa. ‘Icy roads tonight!’

‘We’ll have to drive carefully,’ Granny warned. ‘We don’t want to have an accident.’

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But Mum had a better idea. ‘You should stay here! You can sleep in the spare bedroom!’

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Grandpa looked at Granny. ‘That would be much safer,’ he said. ‘And you’ve got your warm woolly bedsocks for the night! You’ll be snug as a bug.’

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Danny was shocked. Oh no! he thought. He darted upstairs. Yikes!

‘Keeno! Keeno!’ called Danny. ‘It’s time to get up!’ 46


Danny went into the spare bedroom.

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The tins of food were scattered all over the floor. The quilt was a mess. Keeno was covered in dogfood. And he was chewing Granny’s bedsocks!

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‘Oh no!’ cried Danny. 49


Just then, Danny heard Granny coming up the stairs. ‘Goodnight, everyone!’ she called.

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I must stop Granny!

Danny ran to the bedroom door. He held out his arms. ‘No, Granny!’ he yelled. ‘No! No! No! You can’t go in there.’ 51


Mum and Grandpa hurried up the stairs. ‘What’s the matter?’ said Mum.

‘Granny can’t go in there!’ yelled Danny.

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‘Why not?’ asked Grandpa. ‘It’s ... It’s too cold in there!’ cried Danny. ‘Her feet will turn into two lumps of ice!’

Put Granny in the shed!

‘I’ll get her new bedsocks!’ said Grandpa. 53


Granny lifted Danny out of her way. She opened the door and went in.

‘Woof! Woof!’ barked Keeno. Granny stopped. ‘Good heavens!’ she shrieked. 54


Mum and Grandpa ran in. ‘What’s wrong?’ asked Mum.

Danny peeped in at them. 55


Granny was standing beside the bed. Her feet were covered in dogfood. She was pulling her new bedsocks out of Keeno’s mouth.

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Keeno was very excited. ‘Woof! Woof!’ he barked. He jumped at Granny, then he lifted his leg and

wet Granny’s feet!

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Oh no! Keeno has gone crazy!

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‘Danny!’ yelled Mum.

‘Danny!’ screeched Granny.

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‘Danny,’ whispered Grandpa. He opened Danny’s bedroom door. ‘Quick! In here, Danny!’ he said. ‘I think it’s time for you to hibernate!’

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Danny jumped into his own bed. He was in big trouble! No! No! No!

He covered his head with the quilt. 62


I’ll hibernate forever!

‘I’ll never do anything like this again,’ he said. ‘Never. Never. Never.’

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BUT I THINK HE WILL, DON’T YOU? DANNY’S JUST THAT KIND OF KID.

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DANNY BROWN, THE TROUBLEMAKER

O’BRIEN

DANNY BROWN AND HIS DAFT DOG

ISBN 978-1-78849-011-5

CHILDREN’S FICTION 9 781788 490115

BRIANOG BRADY DAWSON

IT’S NOT FAIR! GRANNY HAS WARM SOCKS. BABY SUSIE HAS A WARM HAT. POOR KEENO HAS NOTHING TO KEEP HIM WARM. BUT DANNY HAS A PLAN – AND THAT’S WHY HE’S IN BIG TROUBLE AGAIN!

AND HIS

BRIANÓG BRADY DAWSON ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL CONNOR

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