Ruzzier, Sergio

Good Boy

(1) PS The relationship between this book's ginger-haired boy and lop-eared, ginger-furred dog evolves as the dog morphs from pet to pal to parent figure. The text begins with familiar commands: "Sit"; "Stay." Gradually, they become more elaborate and unlikely--"Cook"; "Serve"--until the dog accompanies the boy on a trip to the moon ("Go"). An original premise, bare-bones text, perfect picture-book pacing, and deliciously transparent watercolors combine for an emotional punch.


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