BOW-WOW-MEOW by Blanca  Lacasa

BOW-WOW-MEOW

From the "Égalité" series
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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fabio is not your ordinary dog.

Young Max, a little white boy, is a bit concerned that his beagle, Fabio, doesn’t behave like other dogs. He won’t play fetch, he doesn’t roll over to have his belly tickled, and he doesn’t bark or even wag his little tail. When Max shouts, “Bow-wow,” Fabio just stares back at him silently, with a puzzled expression. One night, Max gets out of bed to pour himself a glass of water and realizes Fabio is nowhere to be found. It’s like he’s disappeared, by magic! Max tries the same thing the next night, and the next. No Fabio. Max decides to stay awake and hide, so at last he sees Fabio sneak out of the house (readers will notice the dog’s tail wagging madly); Max follows him to a place where cats hang out. Fabio seems to have fun doing cat things, sharpening his claws and climbing up drainpipes and getting tangled up in a ball of yarn. He even “bow-wow-meows.” The next morning, Max fills a dish with milk, all the while quietly bow-wow-meowing. All of a sudden, Fabio’s eyes perk up, and he purrs and rubs himself up against Max’s legs. Fabio is happy at last! Lacasa’s simple story of love and acceptance steers clear of didacticism and is well-served by Gómez’s uncluttered pictures, which delightfully capture a range of animal emotions.

Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: May 8th, 2017
ISBN: 978-84-945415-7-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: nubeOCHO
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2017




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