A nostalgic tale of days gone by (early/mid-1950s, by our reckoning), told through the eyes of a dog might sound like a risky proposition, liable to veer off the rails into rank sentimentality at the slightest emotional lurch. We are here to tell you that this is not the case here: Mr. Chaffee is in command of his material and takes his readers all the way home. Good Dog is a rare treat, a thoroughly enjoyable read from cover to cover. Great characters – canine and human – in an appealing industrial town setting and rollicking adventure combine to create a classic tale with more than one moral. And this full size, hardcover volume is a deal to boot! The story and art are universal in their appeal and fully capable of holding the interest and attention of younger readers, but there are more than a few hearty expletives that make an appearance in these pages that will render it unfit for the children's area of the library and must be taken into account before placing this book in the hands of any delicate readers. Regardless, recommended!