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Shulamit Lapid
AGE: 7-10

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

Title Shpitz
Author’s Last Name Lapid
Author's First Name Shulamit
Language(s) Hebrew, German
Genre children
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

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