Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Say Hello to Zorro!" By: Carter Goodrich Review


Say Hello to Zorro!
By: Carter Goodrich


Mister Bud is a dog of routine. He has wake up time, nap time, rest time, dinner time, etc. And everyone knows to follow his schedule.
Then disaster strikes.  A stranger comes home at "make a fuss time" and throws everything off! Zorro is little bit bossy and Mister Bud wants nothing to do with him. But when the dogs discover they like the same things (like chasing the cat and napping), everything becomes more fun. As long as everyone follows the schedule.
My Thoughts
     It’s always hard when your parents bring home a new sibling...or when your entire existence is upset with an addition that you clearly weren't’t expecting. That’s exactly the situation that poor Bud is in when his family brings home a new dog named Zorro!
      Used to his schedule, Bud is a very particular pup. He knows when he sleeps, he has specific times for his outside excursions, and he greets his humans in a certain way. One day his family brings home a new dog who upsets everything he ever has done. Zorro is a bit onery too, and likes his way too. Yet as the two dogs get to know one another, they both realize that sometimes two are better than one, even at dinnertime!
     A creative and cute story perfect for children who are getting new sibling or even for families who may be combining children, I found myself laughing out loud at poor Bud. He was completely over having a new dog in the house. Great illustrations and a perfect story for read alouds, I can easily see this being a favorite with kids. Short simple sentences make it a great choice for early readers and lets face it, its just plain funny. Heck, I’m almost 30 and I loved it! I’m gonna go beg for more books by Carter Goodrich now!

Book Details
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
# of Pages: 48
ISBN: 978-1416938934
Date of Publication: March 22, 2011
Source: Library Checkout

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