by William Steig
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Dear Friends, I am leaving in rather a hurry to see more of the world, so I have no time to say goodbye to you individually. I embrace you all and sniff you with love. I don't know when I'll be back. But back I will be. Dominic It's time for a change, so Dominic packs his collection of hats and his piccolo and heads out, letting the world take him where it may. When Dominic encounters members of the Doomsday Gang, he easily foils their attempt to rob him. Legend of his victory quickly spreads, and each new friend Dominic meets tells him a story of their own less-fortunate meeting with the villains, and asks for help from the heroic dog. But can one lone dog bring down an entire band of hooligans?
I bought this book on the glowing recommendations found almost everywhere on the net. It is a good book, however, Steig is not writing a plot driven kids book. His descriptions seem to get more detailed as the book goes on, promoting a world view and a joy of linguistic play that has a minimal plot line to support it. My eight year old enjoyed it...my wife did not. Thomas narrates well, and the writing is passionate and enjoyable. Overall, a good listen but the replay value for our house is questionable...