Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bogart and Vinnie
By Audrey Vernick, Illustrated by Henry Cole
Walker Books for Young Readers, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
Picture Book, 32 pg.

Vinnie, a very crazy little dog is lost, so he goes around town trying to find his home. As he goes, he tries to make friends with everyone he sees. He meets with Hap, a man that works at an animal preserve. Vinnie runs into the place and tries to be friends with all the animals he sees, the giraffes, the zebras, the leopard, the exotic birds, but they all don't know what to make of him. He keeps going, happy as he can be until.....he finds Bogart, a big rhino who loves his quiet life in the preserve. Hap has been watching, horrified, thinking what the rhino could do to Vinnie. He tries to lure Vinnie out by offering all kind of things, but nothing could lure this crazy little dog. After a few runs of chasing, Vinnie thinking rhino is playing.....something happens......A funny little story that will make laugh and also teach, and melt your heart.....because you know someone just like Vinnie and... you'll love this crazy little dog.

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