Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Demo: The Story of a Junkyard Dog
by Jon Bozak & Scott Burns
Brooklyn, NY : Fifth Paw Press, c2008
This is a strange little story with a good message about animal cruelty and recycling to save the environment. Demo belongs to a mean junkyard owner who wants to destroy the nearby town. Yet no matter how mean the man is to Demo, Demo remains a kind and loving dog. Of course, in the end, the mean old junkyard man causes a great deal of trouble only to be saved by the lovable Demo. Everyone learns their lesson and they all live happily ever after. Looks like a picture book, but rather lengthy and not necessarily a fun or easy read-aloud. Illustrations were not my favorite but added to the mood of the book. Apparently inspired by the story of a real dog, check out the website at www. demo-dog.com. I am not entirely sure why I felt like blogging about this book. Maybe just the fact that it is slightly different from my normal read.