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Children's LiteratureFeline lovers, beware! This pooch makes no bones about his dislike for any tabby even when the word "cat" appears in its name as in catfish. Just the sight, odor, or presence makes him nasty and in the end this loathing, put an end to his flourishing acting career. He had no name, but people yelled Bad Dog at him since he was a pup and the name stuck. At the beginning of the the story he is about to be snuffed at the City Dog Pound but an agent named Vince and his cohorts pay a wad of cash to liberate him for a big action Hollywood flick. Bad Dog abandons his rags for riches and soon is living lavishly in the bliss that goes with movies and the affluent—a swanky pad, an entourage of aides, and even an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. A couple of crafty scoundrels (Raoul and Hayley Froob) resent the glory the canine has received and craft "cat" schemes to spoil his success. The fame and fortune vaporizes, all because of his weird character flaw. Interlaced throughout the text are comic pencil sketches that add to the hilarity of story. Every page has lots of action with amusing one-liners, jokes, and play-on-words that will keep reader laughing in this quick-read. There is no literary merit here, but a fun read. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 9 to 12.