Chiquita was a very spoiled and conceited Chihuahua puppy. She was spoiled by her mommy because mommy was broken hearted at losing her husband to an American millionaire. She was spoiled by the poodles because she was so tiny and she was spoiled by Mr. Bangs because she was A Very Valuable Dog. Only Black Maria, who, rumor had it, ""had once Bittn the Postman,"" did not spoil Chiquita. In fact, Black Maria cast a Very Nasty Spell on Chiquita and so Chiquita could never stay longer than six months with any owner. If you can tolerate the style of the preceding sentences, you can stand the book. Philipa Pearce's A Dog So Small (1963, p. 238, J-92) is a better book about Chinuahuas; DeJong's Hurry Home Candy is a more moving story of a dog's search for a home.