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
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.