Miles the dog would do anything for his family. He cooks. He does laundry. He runs safety drills. But when they all head to the beach for summer vacation, Miles's good deeds backfire. Suddenly, everything he does causes trouble. "That dog should be in a kennel," an angry neighbor says. Could that be true? With charm and humor- and unexpected heroism- Miles turns an ordinary family vacation into a beach wide celebration. Grab your swim fins and hit the beach with Miles, a most extraordinary dog!

American Booksellers Association Kids' Pick of the Lists for Spring 2001: "This brightly illustrated book was quite a treat."
Booklist, May 15, 2001: "The best vacation ever . . . full of sly humor . . . fun."
School Library Journal, June 2001: "Cottle's humorous story is whimsically illustrated."
Parents Magazine, July 2001: "A shore thing."
Kirkus Reviews, February 5, 2001: "Miles and his vacation turns out to be a winner."

Miles Away From Home, Harcourt Children's Books, 2001.
Picture book, ages 3-7.
Hardcover ISBN-10: 0152022120