The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog
Dav Pilkey. Harcourt Children's Books, $16 (88pp) ISBN 978-0-15-204708-5
Treasured picture books return to delight a new generation of readers. The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog collects five stories about Dav Pilkey's mischievous canines originally published as board books. Big Dog and Little Dog mistake a skunk for a kitty, take a very muddy walk, have a grand time playing with the couch and generally wreak large and small amounts of havoc in this genially naughty compendium (often with a fun twist at the end, such as arriving from the skunk encounter to find a party; the guests are none too happy to greet them). Spare artwork of thick black India ink outlines and solid acrylic colors match the simple text.
Reviewed on: 06/01/2003