Say Hello to Zorro!

By Carter Goodrich; Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416938934, 48pp.)

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2011 Kids' Next List
“Mister Bud leads the good dog's life. He has his own things and his own schedule, but one day a little pug named Zorro shows up. The two are grumpy until they realize that they share the same favorite things. Goodrich's illustrations capture the exuberance of the characters. The expressions of the dogs are hysterical, and children will delight in their battles and companionship, and will see a similarity to the relationships they have with their own siblings.”
-- Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA


Description

Mister Bud is a dog of routine. He has wake up time, nap time, rest time, dinner time, etc. And everyone knows to follow his schedule.

Then disaster strikes.  A stranger comes home at "make a fuss time" and throws everything off! Zorro is little bit bossy and Mister Bud wants nothing to do with him. But when the dogs discover they like the same things (like chasing the cat and napping), everything becomes more fun. As long as everyone follows the schedule.




About the Author

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society‚Äôs Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding Nemo; Monsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards.  A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include Say Hello to Zorro!, Zorro Gets an Outfit, Mister Bud Wears the Cone, A Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

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