Despite the deluge of picture books on the Juvenile market, there is more than sample room at the top for a book like this! In his inimitable fashion, Hardie Gramatky has created another hero as attractive and appealing as Loopy, Sparky or Little Toot and as certain to win a permanent place among the picture book literati. His name is Bolivar and he is a who lives high in the Andes of Ecuador. To the disappointment of his young master Pepito and the disdain of the farmers, Bolivar's joie de vivre, his wild little antics, brand him unworthy of his great name. And so to prove himself, Bolivar accepts an enormous burden and heads down the trail with Pepito toward the market place and the . Two accidental collisons send the poor little donkey scurrying off to hide his failure. How can he know that in moments he will outwit a snorting bull and forevermore bear his name with pride. A delightful text is superseded only by illustrations that bounce with color, atmosphere and style.