WATCHDOG by Laura Bannon
Kirkus Star


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There's a little known and delightful Mexican festival, a day on which caged birds are bought to be set free. This is here combined with a good dog story. A Mexican-Indian family, the father a toy maker, have a son Alberto who wants above all else an appealing pup, Hector. In the course of the festival, Alberto acquires Hector. The reader- in the progress of the story-acquires a pleasant bit of information, both through text and the spirited, gay drawings by the author.

Page count: 50pp
Publisher: Whitman