Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed

Breathed, Berkeley Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster, 216 p. Philomel (Penguin), 2009. $16.99. Content: G.

Sam is a rare breed of dachshund, but has no desire to be a show dog for a large slob of a woman. Instead he escapes to the arms of Heidy, an orphan, who has come to live on her uncle’s former dog breeder’s ranch. Because of the jealousies of the housekeeper’s prize poodle, Cassius, Sam ends up at the National Last Ditch Dog Depository, with a rag-tag group of dogs (and a cat), and after some adventures, seeks revenge on Cassius, with the help of the other outcasts, at the Westminster Dog Show.

Even though I am not a fan of dgos, I certainly enjoyed every minute of Sam’s adventures. Breathed has added his own illustrations – some in color – and I sincerely hope that this whole thing becomes an animated movie some day soon!

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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