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Rodrigue is an unapologetic Cajun artist who became known in the mid-1980s for painting his Blue Dog within distinctly American scenes. Blue Dog has been appearing in his paintings since then, which translates into literally hundreds of Blue Dog paintings, each with a sitting bright blue dog staring meekly at the viewer with sad, yellow eyes. The Blue Dog has become part pop icon and part marketing success, with no fewer than five books devoted to the enigmatic pooch since 1994. This latest includes almost 250 paintings that here share the limelight with their stylized titles. Although jointly reading like a puzzling children's book, the individual paintings are nevertheless quite fresh and timely. There is an alphabetical index to the paintings, but aside from a short introduction, there are no other essays or an artist biography to place the works within a larger context. While the Blue Dog paintings are quite popular, this book lacks the bibliographic elements that would make it interesting to specialized collections. Recommended for public libraries.