THE ADVENTURES OF TAXI DOG by Debra & Sal Barracca Barracca

THE ADVENTURES OF TAXI DOG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For one stray, a unique solution to the homeless problem: Maxi, a retriever, like dog who wanders the streets in hopes of something to eat, is adopted by Jim, a lonely taxi-driver who not only gives him a home but shares the front seat of his cab with him while he works. Maxi's doggerel bumbles (""With someone to love me/And take good care of me--/No longer would I have to roam""), and his subsequent adventures are limited to meeting a few interesting passengers; but his story is as ingenuously good-humored as a bumptious family pet--and considerably enhanced by Buehner's sturdy paintings with their brash colors, Hopper-like light, and b&w checked borders on glowing taxi yellow. Especially for the illustrator, an auspicious debut.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1990
ISBN: 0803706715
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial