The joys of having a dog are depicted in this perky story about three children, their silly Aunt Shpitz and her dog, also called Shpitz. The dog is on loan to Michal, Mickey and Yair for a day or two, then for a whole glorious week. In truth, Shpitz is an old smelly, quirky dog that has whistling holes in his teeth. Unattractive to anyone not blinded by love, the dog is nevertheless a constant source of merriment for the children as he trips up policemen and cavorts around the circus. When Michal decides that they must do something about the dog`s sorry appearance, Shpitz gets a haircut, with disastrous results.
There is a happy, ongoing disarray that will be especially appealing to those who live in doggy homes, and to those who always wanted to.
Illustrations: Sarah Barkai
|Author’s Last Name|| ||Lapid|
|Author's First Name|| ||Shulamit|
|Language(s)|| ||Hebrew, German|
|Publisher (Hebrew)|| ||Massada|
|Year of Publication (Hebrew)|| ||1973|
|No. Pages|| ||79 pp.|
|Book title - Hebrew (phonetic)|| ||Shpitz|
|Representation|| ||Represented by ITHL|
German: Munich, Bertelsmann (Omnibus), 2000; Stuttgart, Ernst Klett, 2002