"Since the symbolism isn't exactly clear or compelling, children may identify more with the dog, always an outsider looking in, than the boy. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this arch and oddly phrased allegory, a child joins other neighborhood children slipping through gaps in a hedge around the yard of a mysterious old house ``to do what they do, do, do''—in his case fix plants, by repotting them.
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