I read and reread this book as child and it is an absolute joy to read. Wallace has a gift for quirky characters and heartwarming stories for young readers. Upchuck (but PLEASE call him Chuck, he can't help his sensitive stomach!) is facing a major life upset! Not only is his best pal moving away, but his human is going off to college too! Well, being alone sounds lonely, so Chuck sets out to cure his boredom. However, meeting a huge beast with a name like Rotten Willy was NOT in his plans!
His happy life disintegrating when his human goes to college and his best friend moves away, Chuck the cat ventures farther and farther into the neighborhood and meets Rotten Willy, a monster-sized and big-hearted dog