Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bone Dog

Bone Dog
By Eric Rohmann
Roaring Book Press, 2011. Unpaged. Picture book.

When Gus's old dog and dear friend, Ella, passes away, he misses her terribly. But she promised under a full moon that she'd always be with him. Sure enough, come Halloween night, when Gus is accosted by hostile skeletons, dear Ella comes to his rescue in a most unexpected and clever way!

Bone Dog is unusual and surprisingly beautiful. Partly fun and partly solemn, this story may comfort  the young heart that has lost a special pet and might even bring a grin or two. Rohmann's drawings are lovely in this story with some striking double page spreads that show leaping dogs flowing across the pages as well as skeletons dashing brightly. Warm and touching without the least bit of sappiness, this book is sure to find a special place in any pet owner's heart. Highly recommended.

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