… the boy who wanted a dog more than anything? Harry’s father wants him to be happy, but his nose can’t handle dog hair on top of the irritation from his job at the pepper factory. Finally, with a little help from his X-36 Infra-Rocket Imagination Helmet, Harry makes his own Dream Dog, Waffle. They’re inseparable, despite everyone’s claims that Waffle doesn’t really exist. What will happen when Harry has a chance to get a real, live dog though?
This is a great story about imagination by Lou Berger, with exuberant illustrations by David Catrow. Dream Dog does a wonderful job of exploring the point where imagination and reality come together, without sacrificing either one.
Reviewed by Fran (staff)