THAT NEW ANIMAL
Emily Jenkins, , illus. by Pierre Pratt. . FSG/Foster, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-374-37443-3
Sibling rivalry finds its canine counterpart in the roiling emotions of the two furry anti-heroes in this laugh-out-loud domestic comedy. Seemingly abandoned by their human owners when a new gnomish-looking baby arrives ("They sit there, and don't seem to notice that Marshmallow is showing his tummy, all ready to be scratched"), the dogs find themselves cast into unfamiliar roles of id and superego. One, for instance, feverishly plots the baby's demise ("FudgeFudge wants to sleep in that new animal's cradle.
Reviewed on: 02/28/2005
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