Done with a variety of panels and full-page spreads, the story encompasses a hero’s journey with adventure, a wise mentor, romance, and a happy homecoming. All cleverly told without a single word!
The circumstances are just plausible enough to be intriguing, and Prendergast adds further realism to her story by portraying the operator and his dog with naturalistic, expressive detail. The story, with its satisfying, almost documentary feel, might become a bedtime favorite.
The black-and-white pages are enlivened with splashes of sunny yellow that accent the big rigs and hard hats and also signify the urgent barks of distress. This compelling, detailed story will invite and inspire close inspection and lively storytelling.
—School Library Journal
A lively visual tale of friendship and bravery—charming.