Friday, May 25, 2012

Zorro Gets An Outfit by Carter Goodrich

Zorro was embarrassed.
Zorro and Mister Bud are two dogs sharing an owner. They are best friends. One day Zorro is given an outfit by his owner. Zorro does not want to wear this doggy outfit. He is embarrassed and humiliated...Everyone laughs at him and thinks he is a wuss. Mister Bud tries to make him feel better but to no avail.

But when someone new, also wearing a zany outfit, shows up, Zorro realizes that his outfit might just be the coolest thing ever. Zorro's humiliation turns to elation!

Zorro Gets An Outfit is a picture book par excellence. There is a good story, wonderfully expressive pictures which capture the emotions poor Zorro is experiencing and a satisfying conclusion. But really, the artwork of Carter Goodrich, character designer for many favourite Pixar movies, is simply grand. Part of what makes a picture book a wonderful read is the connection between the story and the illustrations. Carter Goodrich's illustrations not only make that connection but also tell part of the story too. Superb, superb, superb! Makes me wish there was a movie about Zorro and Mister Bud! This book follows on the heels of Say Hello To Zorro! published in 2011, which introduced spunky Zorro and his laid back pal, Mister Bud to readers.

Carter Goodrich won an ASIFA Annie Award in 2007 for his character design work in the animated movie, Ratatouille.

Book Details:
Zorro Gets An Outfit by Carter Goodrich
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers     2012

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