Zorro Gets an Outfit

By Carter Goodrich; Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442435353, 48pp.)

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“Zorro, the irrepressible pug, is back in Goodrich's follow-up to Say Hello to Zorro. In this story, the antics of Zorro and friend Mister Bud could almost be told wordlessly, as the delightfully expressive scenes relay how disgruntled Zorro is about wearing a superhero outfit and cape to the dog park. Only when he meets up with another suitably dressed canine does Zorro start feeling happy. Goodrich tells this friendship tale simply and with wry humor. A splendid sequel!”
-- Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA


Description

Fashion goes to the dogs in this lovable follow-up to Say Hello to Zorro!

Mister Bud and Zorro get along just great. They wake up together, have walk time together, and take naps together. But something is about to interrupt their schedule: Zorro has to wear a fancy outfit.
     Zorro is embarassed, mortified, aghast. Mr. Bud tries to cheer him up, but nothing works. Everyone makes fun of Zorro, and he refuses to participate in chew-on-a-stick time. Mister Bud doesn’t know what to do.
     But when another dog—a very cool dog—shows up in an outfit and does amazing tricks and beats all the other dogs in a race, Zorro discovers that wearing clothes might not be so bad after all.
     Everything is back on schedule.




About the Author

Carter Goodrich is an acclaimed illustrator whose work has been appearing for years in magazines like The NewYorker and The Atlantic Monthtly. His animation work includes Brave, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., The Prince of Egypt, and Shrek. His previous picture books include A Creature Was Stirring, The Hermit Crab, and Say Hello to Zorro! He lives in Los Angeles.




Praise For Zorro Gets an Outfit

"Mark this one 'to read.'"--Kirkus Reviews

"Goodrich is brilliant at depicting doggy emotions, whether it is the deeply embarrassed Zorro, content Mr. Bud, or suave Dart. As in the first installment, the book is well designed, with ample white space surrounding the all-small-caps font and bright images. Whether shared one-on-one or as part of a dog-themed storytime, this book is sure to please existing fans of Mr. Bud and Zorro and create new admirers of these charming pups."--School Library Journal

"A treat for dog lovers young and old."--Booklist

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