Today's Fabulous Picture Book
written and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Pinkerton the Great Dane has all his owner's commands mixed up. Then he flunks out of obedience school. What will happen when a burglar sneaks into Pinkerton's house one night?
Pinkerton defeats all the attempts to teach him to behave. He misinterprets every simple command from "come" to "fetch" and seems to consider a "bad guy" his best friend. When other students in his dog obedience class start to follow his example he is dismissed from the school. But Pinkerton does save the day when he successfully chases a burglar out the window as his young owner shouts "Come!" The colorful illustrations are full of details that add to the confusion and the humor. The facial expressions of Pinkerton and his people are wonderful.