Dinah, the Dog with a Difference
Submitter: I just began weeding the library of an elementary school with a collection dating largely to the 70s and 80s. I could give you a year’s worth of entries, but this one disturbed me the most. It’s basically the story of a curious puppy who grows up to become a companion animal. I can’t tell if the pictures were taken specifically for the awkward text, or if the story line was rubber banded around a series of photographs. They range from the head-scratching randomness of a puppy playing with a pair of nylons to this nightmare inducer on page 9. Forget “people food”– that looks like people. Like a knee and leg, maybe.
Holly: So it’s a book about a guide dog? Sort of… one of the subject headings is “individuality,” and that seems more like it. The cute puppy might get some kids’ attention, but mostly it’s just an old book with odd pictures. That giant bone is disconcerting, though!
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