Reviewed by Zach S (Library Staff)
This psychological thriller by P. D. Eastman has held fascination for me for many years. The book transports you to an alternate world, a place without the problems and toil brought upon by Man’s hubris, a world without man at all! Instead we are taken to a land of sentient dog’s whose only concerns are leisure activities and head fashions. The book chronicles the endless struggles of the dogs as they attempt to navigate through their hat loving, human less society. The book offers the viewpoints of many different dogs and their various snazzy caps and fun loving hobbies but culminates the story in a twist neither I, nor the books original 1961 audience, nor the countless children who have since stumbled into this books gripping tale for almost sixty years, could have ever anticipated. An ending that lingers with it’s audience long after the final page has been read. It forever asks the eternal question, “shall we ever go where the dogs go?” I sure hope so.
Located in Easy Readers (ER 2 EASTMAN)