cover image McDuff Goes to School

McDuff Goes to School

Rosemary Wells, Susan Jeffers. Hyperion Books, $14.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-0647-8

It's off to dog-training class for everyone's favorite Westie in McDuff Goes to School by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Susan Jeffers. McDuff hits it off with the new neighbors' dog, Marie, but makes no points with Marie's French-speaking owners when he won't get off of their sofa; he is enrolled in school to learn basic commands. Readers get a few lessons, too, in the French words for sit, stay, come and heel along with a fun twist at the end. The artwork captures every nuance of the dogs' expressions. (Sept.)