cover image Zorro Gets an Outfit

Zorro Gets an Outfit

Carter Goodrich. Simon & Schuster, $15.99 (48p) ISBN 978-1-4424-3535-3

Mister Bud, a mutt, and Zorro the pug had an antagonistic relationship in Say Hello to Zorro! but now they are amiable companions. It’s an ordinary day when something terrible happens: the dogs’ owner surprises Zorro with an outfit that makes him look like a cutesy version of Batman. Mortified, Zorro begrudgingly accompanies Mister Bud on a walk, as neighborhood dogs and a cat jeer at his new look. With the help of a third dog, though, Zorro’s self-confidence is restored. Goodrich creates spot-on canine caricatures: Zorro’s expressions of humiliation and despair are priceless. Ages 4–8. (May)