The age-old question of “what will I be when I grow up” gets a hilarious twist in this stylish and clever story.
A pup and his father contemplate his grand future while looking at other Great Dogs in their family. Will he be a marathon runner like Uncle Tibor, the fastest dog in the family? Will he be an astronaut like Aunt Yuki, who reached for the stars? Or maybe a teacher like Uncle Scooter, respected by all?
No matter what, says his father, he will be a GREAT dog!
Come for the irresistible design, stay for the sweet messages about unconditional love and familial pride. The premise--juxtaposing each family member's legacy with the reality of his or her "accomplishments"--is innovative and silly. The text is perfectly brief, and the illustrations are really what tells the story. This book is a sweet reminder that you can cherish all the best bits of your family and then be whomever or whatever you want to be.
Davide Cali has published more than 40 books, including When an Elephant Falls in Love, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School …, and I Didn’t Do My Homework Because …, which has been translated into 21 languages. He lives in France and Italy.