This delightful picture book from beloved
children's book author Leo Politi, originally
published in 1971, tells the story of Emmet, one
of the many stray dogs taken in by old Mr.
Winkel--among them, Poupee, Oscar, and Puff.
Emmet was always the troublemaker of the lot,
escaping from Mr. Winkel's yard to chase the
neighborhood cats and snatch toys from small
children. He even refused to obey the grocer's
sign that clearly said, "No dogs allowed"! Tired
of putting up with Emmet's energetic pranks, Mr.
Winkel's neighbors are ready to call the
dogcatcher when the rascally dog saves the
grocer's shop from a fire set by a prowler.
As in all Leo Politi's books, Emmet's adventures
are richly illustrated and humorously told--and
as Emmet frolics across the pages, every reader,
young or old, can recall their own pesky
neighborhood dogs--and even the ones in their
32 pages; 16 color illustrations; 8 x 10;
ISBN13: 978-0-89236-992-8ISBN10: 0-89236-992-2
About the Author(s)
Leo Politi wrote and illustrated dozens of
children's books, many of which are set in
the Latino communities of Southern
California. He won the Caldecott Medal for
his book Song of the Swallows , first
published in 1948.