cover image Salty Dog

Salty Dog

Gloria Rand. Henry Holt & Company, $8.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8050-1847-9

A boy's building of a boat corresponds with his puppy's growing up. PW said, ``Gloria Rand's first book is based on a true story, and it moves along quickly and succinctly; vibrant watercolor illustrations show Salty for the sporty hero he is.'' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)