This book brought a tear to the eye of everyone who's read it, and a sigh of recognition in everyone who's ever loved a pet. It is the story of a golden pup named Henry and the young farm boy who picks him out to become his buddy for life. Through the changing seasons and passing years, with the fields and woods as their playground and cows, goats, and chickens for playmates, dog and boy share the joys and heartaches of growing up. Simply told and illustrated with Elisha Cooper's delightful watercolors, Henry seamlessly blends art and narrative in an affecting tale of loyalty, love, and undying friendship.
Author Biography: Elisha Cooper's previous titles include A Year in New York, Off the Road, and A Day at Yale, as well as several children's books. He lives in Northern California.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.64(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.48(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is found under the heading "Children - non-fiction". I can't imagine anything less appropriate for categorizing this book. I went to purchase this book for my sons because I was drawn to the pictures. As I was standing in line I happened to open the book to a random page. I was horrified to discover a drawing of a sweet little puppy performing (what can only be described as a "sex-act") on a small cow. I thought that I was imagining things until I read the excerpt on the following page which began with the phrase "In May, Henry discovered sex...". I almost bough this as an incentive for my six-year-old to excel at reading. This book is miscategorized and is not worth anyone's time or money.
i Bought this book for a friend who just got a puppy. Then i read it before I wrapped it. It spoke to me about the life I had with my own mutt, Brandy, who lived with me for his entire 15 years. It spoke to me in such a simple and profound way that I gave my friend a chew-toy and kept the book for myself.