Bogart and Vinnie (Hardcover)
A Completely Made-Up Story of True Friendship
Walker Childrens, 9780802728227, 40pp.
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
When Vinnie, a crazy-happy dog, gets lost while visiting a nature preserve with his family, he finds comfort in the company of Bogart, a big, lazy rhinoceros. Vinnie "loves "his new friend, but Bogart would rather just take a nap. A friendship soon blossoms-even if Vinnie's definition of "friendship" is very different from Bogart's-and when word of their unique situation spreads, Bogart and Vinnie are a worldwide sensation But as soon as their fifteen seconds of fame ends, what's left is a bond even Bogart can't ignore.
Pairing picture-book veteran, Henry Cole, with up-and-coming author, Audrey Vernick, this clever spoof of the unendingly popular interspecies animal-friendship story is full of heart and humor.